{auxiliary-files} is about files generated and read by LaTeX and packages which hold auxiliary information about the document.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
1answer
47 views

FIles produced by compiling LaTeX source code [duplicate]

Every time I compile a source code of LaTeX there are a lot of files produced except the .tex file and the .pdf (obviously!). I can guess that they are really useful to some people and obviously to ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

External references: Cannot reference memoir labels in other document classes

Is there any way to reference memoir labels in other document classes? I've written my thesis in memoir and is now preparing slides in beamer, in which I want to reference elements in the thesis ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Evaluating \luaexec while writing to the aux file

In the document end hook I'm trying to write \luaexec{x = 1} to the aux file, where the 1 is computed in Lua itself (and more complex in the real document, of course). MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Using the same bibliography file between different pcs

As you may understand from the title, I need to use the same bibliography file between different computers. The file is synchronized using dropbox, and so the path of such a file is different in each ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Tell tex distribution to avoid residual temporary files [duplicate]

When I compile a tex document, the compilation process usually leaves some temporary files, like .aux and .log. I have got a small document that can be compiled in just one single run - can I tell ...
12
votes
1answer
374 views

Is it possible to compile hidden files?

(This question may make sense only in Linux.) I have the following simple file called .main.tex. Note that it is a "hidden" file because of its name. \documentclass[]{article} \begin{document} ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Problem with the file .aux [duplicate]

I use the LaTeX and specific MikTeX and i have a problem. I finish a text.It works good,i take the pdf.Now,if i do an error into preamble it won't run.a Ok until now there isn't problem.Now i ...
2
votes
1answer
103 views

How to change output file directory in latex?

I'm using MikTeX 2.9 (pdflatex) and WinEdt 8.2. I know that all output files such as .tex, .pdf, .dvi, .log are important and I cannot simply delete them so I would like to ask how to get files (.pdf ...
10
votes
0answers
85 views

Customizing names of auxiliary file: safe practices?

I maintain a package (morewrites) which requires a temporary auxiliary file to function (written and read right away). This auxiliary file is currently named \jobname.mw, and a user has asked me to ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Is there a way to know how often latex has already run? [duplicate]

A few days ago, I have seen an example of a latex file, that did conditional \defs on subsequent runs but I can't find that one again. I still remember that it was by looking into the \jobname.aux do ...
24
votes
1answer
187 views

Why is the .toc file created at end document?

To create a Table of Contents (for example), LaTeX2e follows the process: Run 1 .aux file is created from scratch after \begin{document}. When processing section headers, write \addtocontents to ...
2
votes
2answers
99 views

Crashes when using \tikzsetnextfilename?

I just stumbled on this, so I'll post about it in Q&A format: I decided to try tikz-external, and all I have is this in preamble: \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=img/] ...
5
votes
0answers
167 views

TeX engine can't write on hidden aux files in Windows

To make my latex folder clean, I tried to hide all auxiliary files with the following DOS command: attrib +S +H *.aux ...... attrib +S +H *.toc But when I tried to compile my latex file again, ...
2
votes
1answer
294 views

Texstudio + Biber + build folder

I used this tutorial to export my auxiliary files into a different directory. Basically i just add -aux-directory=build in Options -> Configure -> Commands and added the build folder into ...
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Using the "use a build subdirectory for output files' option in TeXMaker in combination with LuaLaTeX

I want to use LuaLaTeX since I have some quite large .tikz files, but when I do so TeXMaker does not put the output files in the 'build' directory like it would do if I use PdfLaTeX. I find the build ...
2
votes
0answers
30 views

Setting target directory for FeynMF's intermediate files?

Related to "How to use kile with feynmf or feynmp?", is it possible to tell the feynmf package where to place its intermediate files? I sometimes have a lot of Feynman diagrams in my LaTeX documents, ...
0
votes
1answer
273 views

Compiling LaTeX document empties .bbl file

I'm trying out biblatex for the document I'm compiling, using the biber backend on my miktex distribution. Everything, including biber, should be up to date, assuming the MiKTeX repository currently ...
2
votes
2answers
98 views

Read part and page count from auxiliary file

My main document is included into another that rearranges and adds crop marks to it. For universalizing my script I need to extract the page and part count out of the .toc- or .aux-file. These are ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

LaTeX Compilation [duplicate]

Why does LaTeX generate the following files: aux file log file out file I believe that the log file would keep the errors incase if the tex file had it but incase if it already was generated then ...
5
votes
1answer
256 views

Disable “Auto remove aux files” dialog in TeXworks

Every time LaTeX happens to generate a corrupted .aux file for whatever reason, the following dialog appears, reading _Whil tupesetting, a corrupt .aux file from a previous run was detected. You ...
13
votes
1answer
268 views

How to execute a command only on the next run?

Let's say I have a command \foo that I want to execute only on the next run of TeX. How do I create a command \onceFoo that does this? (It is also permitted to execute \foo if the aux file has been ...
4
votes
1answer
83 views

How BibTeX reads the aux file

Is it possible to control how BibTeX reads the aux file? As far as I know, BibTeX reads the citation keys used in a document via the \citation commands in the aux file(s). I want BibTeX to extract ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Strange behaviour for combination of \include, \addtocontentsline, and \clearpage [duplicate]

I hope this is not too specific to be worth an answer, since there is a "simple" workaround. But I just noticed this problem and it seems really weird. Maybe someone has an explanation for me. If I ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

How to hide auxilliary files under Linux? [duplicate]

pdflatex generates a lot of files that are of no use to me but are important to pdflatex (.aux, .fls, .log, .nav, .toc etc). How can I hide these files, e.g by putting them in some other, global ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Redirecting *.aux, *.log files, with a command in the tex file [duplicate]

Is there a latex command that can be included in a file compiled with pdflatex that can direct the *.aux, *.log files resulting from the compilation process, to a specific folder ? I have seen ...
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Bibtex-like macros organising software

From what I gather (I don't use them, and have never actually managed to get it to work - though this is not my issue), bibtex/biber uses a database of references, alongside an ancillary file created ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Is there a way to automatically delete auxiliary files after compilation? [duplicate]

When I compile my .tex file, it generates a lot of different files (with extensions such as .aux, .log), but all I want is the .tex and .pdf files. Those files just fill my hard drive for nothing. Is ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

Revtex generating corrupt .bib file

I am trying to write a report using RevTeX to format my document. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{revtex4-1} \begin{document} Some text \cite{article} \bibliography{bibliography} \end{document} This ...
3
votes
2answers
90 views

copy file using \write18 that works on both Windows and Unix

I would like to make an exact copy of a file during a TeX run. It is important that the copy be exact, since I am also comparing files and taking action depending on whether they have exactly the same ...
1
vote
1answer
934 views

pdflatex can't find aux file [closed]

I'm trying to automate the creation of PDF documents from tex files via command line. I use the command pdflatex C:\files\001.tex and files named 001.aux, 001.dvi, 001.log, 001.toc are created in ...
6
votes
1answer
269 views

How to write a bounding box information in PostScript to an external file and read it in TeX at the second compilation?

Scenario I want to create a new environment, e.g., pscanvas that does not need any size specification but just a unique filename. It can contain any graphic objects that pspicture can contain. Thus ...
1
vote
0answers
111 views

Why are there no \bibstyle commands in my .aux file? [closed]

I'm trying to compile this minimal piece of code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{example.bib} \begin{document} \nocite{*} \printbibliography ...
0
votes
1answer
614 views

Aux und Output files in another directory puzzles TeXstudio

I have configured my TeX runs to save all aux and output files into a 'temp' subdirectory using the 'output-directory' option of lualatex in TeXlive. Everything works wonderful, Biber and ...
4
votes
2answers
47 views

Warnings ignored if written in a custom auxiliary file (but not if written in .aux file)

For the class I'm working on, I'd like to display some warnings very early in the .log files. Writing the corresponding \ClassWarning or \ClassWarningNoLine commands in: the .aux file is okay but ...
6
votes
3answers
315 views

Creating my own \tableofcontents in plain TeX

I'd like to define my own table of contents in TeX (not LaTeX, so without packages) to have a fine control on what goes there, how the numbers are displayed, etc. Basically what I would like is to ...
7
votes
1answer
49 views

Why does \iow_shipout: introduce typeset whitespace (where \iow_now: does not)?

For my resume, I have an environment that lays out information in two minipages—one for position/education data, one for the environment contents. The class I wrote also produces plain text ...
11
votes
1answer
194 views

arara: problem with spaces in the name of .tex files?

I know that there is a problem with spaces in the name of .bib files. Nonetheless, the following MWE compiles perfectly fine if one does the normal latex -> bibtex -> latex -> latex compilation ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

\label not written to aux file [closed]

In rare situations, when \label is used at the very end of a page, the result is not written to the aux file (I have a complicated example with the cvmodern class but unfortunately cannot provide a ...
7
votes
1answer
304 views

debug No room for a new \write problem

I have a template with an extensive documentation. (See TemplateDocumentation.pdf). It compiled several month ago. Now with updated packages it does not compile anymore because of the famous No room ...
11
votes
2answers
86 views

How can I insert an entire input stream (up to EOF) into an output stream?

I am trying to automate the generation of a text version of my resume. I'd like to incorporate a note to any potential human readers (most plain text resumes are, to my understanding, simply scanned ...
5
votes
1answer
110 views

Trashing Beamer aux files in TeXShop

When asked to "Trash Aux Files” after typesetting a Beamer presentation, TeXShop does not remove .nav and .snm. Is there a way to tell TeXShop to remove those files as well? Is there a user-editable ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

Finding LaTex output files

I'm using TeXstudio 2.6.2 with MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.4535 on Windows7. I configured TeXstudio to store all output files in a separate directory. It now looks like this: -src |_Report.tex ...
1
vote
0answers
518 views

Run Bibtex on aux files in subfolders, multiple OS

I have a complete framework for my PhD thesis based on classicthesis/arsclassica. Single chapters are located in Subfolders like this. main.tex Chapters/project1/project1.tex ...
4
votes
1answer
121 views

Use of different output files in LaTeX (pdflatex) [duplicate]

When I use pdflatex, I get a bunch of files: test.aux test.log test.out test.pdf test.tex test.toc The .tex file and the .pdf file have an obvious use, but what do the other files do? ...
9
votes
1answer
292 views

Put projects into OS X bundles

I’m still looking for the solution to a question asked in 2010: Under Mac OS X, but staying compatible with other operating systems, I want to hide the mechanics. Please note: I do not want to delete ...
17
votes
2answers
451 views

Why characters UTF-8 encoded are ISO-8859-1 encoded when written in an external file

For an UTF-8 encoded file as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \newwrite\outtmp \immediate\openout\outtmp=out.tmp % \begin{document} ...
2
votes
1answer
205 views

Save TikZ plot points calculated with PGF math library to .table file?

Is it possible to let TikZ save and in subsequent compilation runs use the plot points generated with the PGF math library? A (simple) example of such a function plotted that way is: ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Is there a way to organize TeX by-product files? [duplicate]

I rarely need the ancillary files TeX produces when compiling a document (.aux, .log, .out, .synctex.gz). In fact, I've only ever had to read the .log, and that's only a few times. Is there a way to ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

TeXShop saving several unwanted files [duplicate]

Every time I save a file (having previewed it) in TeXShop, it saves five different files (.aux, .log, .pdf, .synctex.gz, and .tex). Is there a way to change the setting so that it only saves the .tex ...
7
votes
2answers
180 views

Where does the documentclass command look for class files?

The first line of my latex file is: \documentclass[english,draft]{ectaart} latex fails with the following error: LaTeX Error: File `ectaart.cls' not found. I copied that file to (on my Ubuntu ...