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

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Unable to locate/open file

.tex file has 46Ks. TexMaker says file not found. TexStudio a line of 46 000 blanks. notepad++ opens a list of ' [NUL] '. Could you at least direct me to some resources? Thanks
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Recover files after compile [on hold]

Sorry if this seems redundant, but I couldn't find a satisfying answer. I was writing something in texmaker and ran it. My computer turned off during that time due to loss of power and I can't open ...
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Writing literal “#1” into an auxiliary file from a command with arguments

I am trying to write into an auxiliary file from a command with one argument. The written text is another \createcommand with one argument too. When I use "#1" the argument of meta-command is ...
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How can I use \noexpand and \unexpanded without appending a space to the unexpanded tokens?

One of my current tasks involves composing an auxiliary file with extra commands to be loaded at a separate compilation. Here's an MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \newwrite\testaux ...
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How to enable verbatim environment under self defined environment?

So I want to define an inline environment !foo!, and write foo into an exteral file. Here is my source code: \catcode`!=13 \newwrite\mmtlatexfile \immediate\openout\mmtlatexfile=\jobname.mmtlatex ...
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How can I include external macros for every line of the source code?

An answer to my last question gave a solution for hooking a small command onto line breaks in the TeX source. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[spacing, tracking]{microtype} \usepackage{libertine} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is there a LaTeX-to-HTML package that uses TeX?

I know that there are a lot of ways to "convert" LaTeX source to HTML markup that, when rendered, resembles the hypothetical original PDF. Is there such a package that works within LaTeX? I'm ...
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Remove temporary files

I have just started working with LaTeX. I am using Sublime as my editor and have installed the Latextools package (https://github.com/SublimeText/LaTeXTools). This works just fine although it is ...
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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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Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files

If I create just a basic hello.tex file an compile it using pdflatex hello.tex The pdflatex program is creating a plethora of file which is a little annoying. Currently it writes all those files ...
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How do I combine several tex files into one?

In my paper I have several tex files, mainly produced by some other tools (.bbl by bibtex, .eps_tex by inkscape etc.). I would like to combine them into a single tex file as required by my publisher. ...
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System-wide subfolder-name for temporary and intermediate files

When compiling I would love to have a system-wide setting for naming a sub-folder in which TeX, LaTeX, BibTeX, and other tools and packages, may put intermediate and temporary files. This is very ...
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Writing to aux - you can't use a prefix with `the character @'

In a previous project, we used the following macro to define requirements, so that they were easy to reference later in the text. \newcommand{\reqlabel}[2]{% \label{#1} ...
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How to remove `.tex.bak` and `.bib.bak` files to the subfolder automatically?

The .bak files are same to be useless. However, it will generate .tex.bak and .bib.bak files every time when I edit my .tex files by WinEdt and .bib by JabRef. So is there any way to remove .tex.bak ...
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Files created when saving new document [duplicate]

When I make a new .tex document, three other files are created as well, .pdf, .aux and .synctex. I want the .pdf file, but are the other two necessary, can I delete them? Can I tell latex to not ...
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“I found no \citation commands while reading myFile.aux”

I'm trying to compile myFile.tex, a program which draws on bibtex and biber \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=biber]{biblatex} ...
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LaTeX not compiling after switching computer

I've changed computers recently; my project was compiling just fine previously, and on the new computer it's not compiling at all. The output is stuck at the last version I compiled on the previous ...
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hash (dictionary) data structure

closely related to How to implement (low-level) arrays in TeX . What is the recommended package that provides a simple abstraction of the hash feature that is in latex, at least for small-scale ...
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Which packages require command-line steps (not e.g. pdflatex) to compile?

Are there any packages which depend on other 'non-standard' command line programs (i.e. not pdflatex, bibtex and friends)? When writing a document in e.g. LaTeX, this of course needs to be compiled ...
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How to prevent shipout of selected pages AND get a full set of cross-references

I would like to retain only a subset of pages, i.e. those which have been marked with the tag command \keepthispage and have come up with the following preamble commands. \RequirePackage{atbegshi} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Understanding how a TOC is generated

I'm trying to understand, in some detail, how a toc is generated. But now I'm thoroughly confused and perplexed after examining the .toc file before and after making a ``slight'' modification. I hope ...
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Auxiliary files in diferent folder TexMaker

In TexMaker I go to Quick Build and in User I write --output-directory=files. Then when I run it the auxiliary files are properly saved in the files directory but I get I couldn't open file name ...
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.aux not backed up, how to force rebuild?

Eclipse/Texlipse puts a bunch of files in a sub-folder /tmp. I did not back those up as the folder name /tmp gave me the impression those can be easily rebuild from the .tex and .bib file. Now I ...
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Automatically clean (numerous) customization macros gathered in an auxiliary file

I have to gather, in a single source file, source files from several authors, each of them with its own (many) \newcommand, \newtheorem, etc. I'd like to limit the scope of each of these ...
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How to define a beamer slide in a .sty file

I created a beamer slide use for transition or to thank audience. How may I put it in the .sty file of my theme ? \begingroup \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=fore!115} ...
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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 to apply aux directory to MiKTeX: putting *.aux files in separate folder

This is a rookie follow up question to the question here: Need *.aux file in separate folder The answer says: "In MiKTeX you can additionally set --aux-directory=dir which will put only the auxiliary ...
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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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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, ...
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How to compile creating externalized figures files from pgfplots in a given folder?

I'm working on a project on LaTeX which includes heavy externalization of pgfplots figures, so I've hidden everything in a tex subfolder of the main one and work only there. Every time, though, I have ...
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Makefile that prevents tex directory from being cluttered with build output

I am using xelatex, biber and makeglossaries to generate my bachelor thesis. All of them are creating a huge amount of temporary files that are cluttering, not only my root document directory, but the ...
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Print bibliography only when references are cited

The root question here is how can one print a bibliography only when there are sources to be cited? BACKGROUND I'm working on expanding a small package (originally by Jackson Taylor and Becca Funke) ...
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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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Build pdf from auxiliary files only

After compiling with the option draftmode set, how can I create a PDF without recompiling everything. I was looking all around, but somehow the main concern seems to be to get rid of the auxiliary ...
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Cross-reference enumerate item in res template does not work [duplicate]

I am using the following template to build my resume: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/long-professional-curriculum-vitae In the resume, I would like to add cross-reference to items in the ...
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how to compile without producing output

Is there any way to run LaTeX without it trying to produce output, only producing an .aux file with section, equation, table, figure, references, etcetera. I understand it obviously can't produce ...
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Minitoc conflict creating aux error defcounter refsection

While compiling my book, I encountered the following error: (./Book.aux ./Book.aux:94: Undefined control sequence. l.94 ...\defcounter {refsection}{0}\relax }\@write The thing is that a simple ...
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Is there any advantage in keeping track of aux bbl blg files in a git repository

As question says, I am just interested to know the pros and cons of keeping track of auxiliary files of a LaTeX project in every commit of git repository.
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.aux file not created using texmaker

When trying to compile literature reference with bibliography {file} error message is displayed: couldn´t open file name 'literatur.aux'. As i found out the file is not being generated because when i ...
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Mysterious hidden .lb-file

I have all my important LaTeX-Files in a git repository. Therefore I noticed when a new hidden(!) auxiliary(?) file appeared while working on my TeX-files. The filename is .<tex-filename>.lb. ...
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Pattern to detect need for recompilation from auxfile

I am using an auxfile to access the results of some computations which I need before they can actually be computed. Since this requires two runs when something changes the result I would like to have ...
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'slashbox.sty' not found [duplicate]

I am not the best when it comes to working with programs like LaTeX and I am unable to open a .tex document, or rather 'LaTeX it' since it keeps coming up with this error. I have downloaded ...
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error while attempting to change aux directory

I used following command to change the directory of the aux and output directory Specifying the Directory for Auxiliary Files The option `--aux-directory=dir` causes TeX to create auxiliary files in ...
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different directory for tex, pdf and aux files

I am using texstudio, miketex and windows 7. I would like to specify different default directory for all but .tex and .pdf files so that I could keep working directory clean. But I donot want to use ...
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Latest TeXShop — “Trash Aux Files” bug?

The "Trash Aux Files" menu item and button in the console window in the latest version of TeXShop, v3.44, seem no longer to work. [I'm running Yosemite.] Others having the same problem before I ...
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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 ...