Some actions (such as generating the Table of Contents) require two passes of the TeX compiler: during the first pass, some data get written to an auxiliary file, only to be retrieved during the ...
Is it possible to hide .aux and .log files? If so, what would be the most low-maintenance/simple way of doing so? They create quite a bit of clutter. I have a folder where I'm tending to a bunch of ...
I'm currently trying to compile my thesis using LaTeX and have run up against the old ! No room for a new \write . problem. After some googling it seems the only way to actually resolve this problem ...
Could not find anything in the TeXBook, but this could be just me. I guess it is always possible to open the file for reading, copy its content to another file, and then continue writing to that ...
I am interested in the basic mechanism behind writing stuff to the .aux file. (Or some other auxiliary file). Let's say I want to write myself a basic package for making notes on my files. (I know ...
What is the command for file copy? I want to copy the contents of one file into another without any command expansion. The operative system would use copy source target I tried reading the contents ...