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

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writing to \jobname.aux using LaTeX3

In LaTeX2e, one can write to the standard auxiliary file via the \@auxout file handle. Are there dedicated LaTeX3 functions (planned) that facilitate writing to \jobname.aux or is there an equivalent ...
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Save an etoolbox list to a file … and read it after

I have a problem. I would like : to construct an etoolbox list to save this list in a temp file to read this list from this file at the next run to use this file. For any reason, I can't see the ...
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Automatically “Trash Aux Files” after successful typesetting in TeXShop

Is there some way to automatically fire the "Trash Aux Files" command after successful typesetting in TeXShop, without manual action on the part of the user?
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Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?

I have asked a previous question about how to manage all the files generated when my LaTeX files are compiled but the approach in the answer I accepted is still unsatisfactory for the many small ...
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.bat file execution from a .tex document during compilation

Is there a way to execute a .bat file directly from a latex document when I compile that document? I would something like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \chapter{test} bla bla bla ...
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\write and \\ command

Why I get some errors with the code below, and how can I fix that behaviour? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newwrite\indexist \immediate\openout\indexist=classic.ist ...
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In TexMakerX, how can I generate only the PDF, with no log, aux or gz files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files. Every time I generate the PDF in TexMakerX 2.1 for Windows, it also generates the log, aux and gz files, in which I have ...
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Is there any side effect in using \immediate in the definition of \protected@write?

In latex.ltx, \protected@write is defined as: \long\def \protected@write#1#2#3{% \begingroup \let\thepage\relax #2% \let\protect\@unexpandable@protect ...
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Problem with LuaTeX : can't write on the .aux file at second pass [closed]

I use MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows, format Plain eTeX. I have my own macro package which I've used for years, and I tried recently to use it with LuaTeX (included MiKTeX version) in order to use UTF-8 ...
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MiKTeX, nomencl - Couldn't find input index file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using package nomencl I was searching for this problem on this webpage and I found several related questions, however, with no accepted answer. I hope this entry will ...
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What should I build my new nomenclature package on top of?

This question led to a new package: concepts This is a major edit. In my previous attempt I overgeneralized, which obfuscated my real question. I'd like to write a new package which I want ...
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Using full stops in figure name to replace spaces: error (confusion of file extension)

I am not sure this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it and I am hoping to get a solution or at least a good explanation of why this is a bad idea. (there are questions about using underscore ...
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Custom LaTeX commands involving auxiliary files

Can someone with low-level LaTeX knowledge please help me create new customized commands? The commands should be named \storeitem and \typesetitems, and they should work like this: \typesetitems ...
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MLA Package and Thumbpdf

I'm currently trying to set up a template for MLA format. There's one warning that never goes away, however: Package thumbpdf Warning: Thumbnail data file `Project*Name.tpt' not found. Does ...
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Not generating the .aux for the bibliography to run

I'm trying to generate my bibliography and, for what I read, I need to run my main.tex, then bib.aux and then, again main.tex twice, right? I have created my .bib file and the name on the ...
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Can I recover my .tex file?

I have lost my tex file but I still have my pdf, .aux, .bak, .bbl, performance monitor file, and my text document. Can anyone tell me if I can restore my .tex file from this? In any form? Addition ...
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How to remove unwanted output files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deleting external/auxiliary files? When I run pdflatex how can I get rid of rubbish files such as aux, bib, bbl, blg, log, out and keep only tex and pdf output files?
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XeLatex: problem with aux-directory and include-directory options on TexLive?

I am trying to port some app from MikTex to TexLive (Windows to Ubuntu basically). The options that works perfectly fine with MikTex just ended up as not recognized for TexLive The options in ...
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Set biblatex aux file name

I am using biblatex with refsection=chapter. That results in aux files named according to this pattern, assuming a source file called book.tex for a book of n chapters: book1-blx.aux book2-blx.aux ...
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Inserting statistics of a resulting PDF file back into the document on the next run

This is an example of what I want to do: After a run of pdflatex, calculate and store (into an auxiliary file?) the size of the resulting PDF file, as obtained from the Terminal command "du -h ...
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Write content of box to a file

I would like to take the contents of a box generated with \begin{lrbox} ... \end{lrbox} and write it to a file. The use case is a question and answer environment, where the answer should be collected ...
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use BIBINPUTS to specify other location for .bib file

I'm trying to run bibtex from a different directory than my .bib file. According to the description in 'man bibtex', I should be able to set the envirorment variable BIBINPUTS to include the location ...
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How can I force LyX to rebuild intermediate files for clean PDF display?

I am working on a multi-file document in LyX (my thesis) and occasionally have problems where LyX seems to rely on old version of intermediate files when updating the PDF output. Is there an easy way ...
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pdflatex / xelatex -output-directory and subdirectories when using \include

When I include a file from a subdirectory with \include{subdir/sub} and compile the file with pdflatex -output-directory .tex_test/ main.tex, pdflatex complains, that it can't write to ...
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Macro saving a value for next run

I need a macro, which saves a string (like the content of a label) to the aux file. During the next run, there should be a macro checking, if that string has been set in the last run or not. My ...
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write output of dvips to a file

Sorry if this is a simple question. I want to write the output of dvips to a file (i.e. something like a log file for dvips). I tried this but it gives an empty file: dvips input.dvi > ...
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Hiding particular output files: namely, .aux and .log files

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 ...
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How to check if key is already in aux file

Trying out some LaTeX commands, I wanted to build an Abbreviations list that would write acronyms to a file when defined and if already defined do nothing. It works fine so far, adding ...
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What files are used in the TeX world? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: File extensions of LaTeX-related files Egad! What are all those files? What are files that LaTeX creates when calling one of it’s programs (including biber, xindy ...
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Problem with custom auxiliary file and tex4ht

I have a LaTeX file that's working very well with pdflatex. I want to turn it into HTML, so I'm using tex4ht (under MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7). I've already gotten around some problems (the old graphics ...
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Egad! What are all those files?

Ok, let's write a document! $ vim thesis.tex i[input a whole bunch of latex and text]<Esc>ZZ $ pdflatex thesis $ ls thesis.acn thesis.alg thesis.bbl thesis.dvi thesis.glo thesis.ilg ...
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Restructure classic thesis project with subfolders using Kile

I would like to change the folder structure of the ClassicThesis project. My current folder setup looks like this. |-- bib // Some *.bib files. |-- bst // Some *.bst files. |-- cfg // Configuration ...
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Need help creating a custom aux file read/write routine to suit my needs

I require two new commands, \createreference and \citereference, to work with. They should work as shown in the following examples: \createreference{john}{John Q. Citizen} should write the text “John ...
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How to use the aux file

This is not a terribly well-formed question, sorry. I don't really know what information is in the .aux file, or how I can make use of it in other (related) documents. What's the best reference for ...
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Writing { and } to a file with LaTeX

How can the special characters { and } be written literally to an external file in LaTeX, without being balanced? Obviously the following does not work: \immediate\write\my@outfile{{} ...
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How can Bibtex find the auxiliary files it needs when these are stored in a subdirectory

In order to make my major folder containing my master .tex file more clean, I have set Texworks to store all auiliary files in a subfolder called auxfiles. This was done by adding the following ...
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How can I put .aux files in separate folder using a command inside TexWorks?

I am using TexWorks and I need to put all help files produced by Latex into a subfolder relative to the folder where I have my master .tex file. On these StackExchange pages there are answers to this ...
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refcount + unresolved cross references + ~ 100 runs of pdflatex

Is there anybody out there, with an idea how to speed things up? I need to run pdflatex ~ 100 times because of unresolved cross references. I use refcount to add a number to each row of a table (list ...
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“pgf Error: No shape named i-0 is known”, but only upon 2nd run

Update 2012-01-31: This seems to be a version (and/or OS specific) problem. It breaks on my latest TeXLive2011 on a Mac, but I can get it to run on my PC version of MiKTeX 2.8, and @MarcvanDongen ...
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How do you store all your TeX files long-term?

Reading through As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?, it seems most people use TeX for almost all their documents. My question is this: how do you store these ...
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Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends?

So, I recently delved into LaTeX for a project at work. But I’m come from the XML+XSL world, and some of LaTeX’s design is kind of difficult for me to grok. (I’m not interested in debating the ...
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Does anyone know what the other files that come with compiling are? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files. Whenever I hit "compile" on MikTeX 2.8, I get a bunch of files I don't need like .aux, notepad files. Is there a way to ...
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Sorting logs into different folders

When I run xelatex (or other compilers), I always end up with many log files in a single folder. This gets difficult to manage. I could create a script which moves them into various folders (e.g. one ...
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Setting filenames and paths of auto-pst-pdf

When one has a lot of documents for a single project, it gets important not to lose the overview. I use \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} together with pdflatex and it works fine in principal. However, the ...
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Placing Intermediate and Output Files in Another Folder

I am trying to figure out a way to cleanly separate the TEX files from all of the intermediate and output files. Various approaches I've tried, including the one described by ‘Bundle’ TeX output in a ...
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How can I write % into a file?

How can I write % into an auxiliary file? % will not work, because LaTeX thinks that I start a comment with it (in the main file, not in the auxiliary file!), and \% will write \% into the file. How ...
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How can I use the Vim LaTeX-Suite multiple compile option with BibTeX and the -aux-directory option?

I have a document composed of several subfiles and so have used the -aux-directory command to put all of the temporary files in a subfolder, 'auxdir', to keep my working folder clear (and me sane). I ...
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How to prevent TeXShop from making .aux, .syntec.gz and .log while compiling? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files. I'm not a super-user of LaTeX, I only use it for small reports with lots of maths. I often have to do it with other ...
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SyncTeX wrongly placed when XeTeX called with -aux-directory [closed]

I am using MikTeX 2.9 and compiling "hello.tex" containing: \documentclass{minimal} \begin{document} text \end{document} with: xelatex --synctex=1 --aux-directory=auxdir hello.tex produces a ...
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What is the use of the command \IeC?

It is produced in streams by newfile when I use special characters.