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[AUCTeX-devel] Re: Regarding temporary files

From: Leo
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Regarding temporary files
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 16:43:14 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (windows-nt)

On 2009-02-19 16:03 +0000, Colin Jia Zheng wrote:
> AUCTEX leaves a bunch of temporary files in the tex file's directory.
> This is annoying:
> * Messy, and you cannot configure AUCTEX to remove _region_* files
>   and the auto/ folder on closing the tex file
> * Fails when the directory is read-only

All you need to do is to write a two line Makefile to remove any
undesirable files.

The temporary files are not actually temparary. They speed up the
compiling process. I only clean up those files when I am done with the

In particular, you should keep each document in its own directory.

> Is it possible NOT to write intermediate files in the same directory?
> eg /tmp/tmpXXXXX?  (This is what LyX does)

check 'latex --help'

> There's the Clean command, but its purpose is not to remove the
> _region_* files, _region_.prv/, etc.
> Regards,
> Colin

.: Leo :. [ sdl.web AT ] .: I use Emacs :.

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