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is there a way to pass a command in the .emacs so the Aquamacs to trash all the auxiliary files keeping only pdf and tex in the folder?

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Why would you want to do that? It just means you have to run latex more times next time you edit it? – David Carlisle Jun 26 '14 at 18:00
Trashing auxiliary files only makes (little) sense when the document is in its really-really-no-more-changes; until that time, the auxiliary files mustn't be trashed, because they're used in the next run of TeX. – egreg Jul 5 '14 at 21:33
I would just open dired, mark the files I want to keep (m), toggle the marks (t), and delete the marked files (D). Quick, painless, and you're always sure of exactly what you're deleting. If there are a lot of files to go through, you can use dired-mark-extension. (I would bind this to a key.) – Sean Allred Mar 14 at 18:30

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If you put \nofiles in your preamble then you will not generate any aux files.

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Technical note: This does not delete auxiliary files (as requested by the OP), it prevents their creation in the first place. – Paul Gessler Jun 26 '14 at 18:47
Thanks for the advices. But I noticed that by using \nofiles in the preamble, it still creates some extra files in the folder. – user45367 Jun 26 '14 at 22:25
I meant, it would be nice to hear an automagically solution for "when Aquamacs close, delete all created auxiliary files." – user45367 Jun 26 '14 at 22:37
@user45367 While possible, that's neither reasonable nor reliable. It's best to write a cleanup shell script or use arara to manage your build. – Sean Allred Mar 14 at 18:31

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