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

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What are the .mlf, .mlt and .mtc files generated by pdflatex?

On a particular document pdflatex is generating a large number of files with the extensions .mlf, .mlt and .mtc, e.g document.mtc, document.mtc1, document.mtc2, and so on. These dozens of files are ...
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reledmac/reledpar: Placing the generated auxiliary / helper files in a seperate folder

When using the reledmac/reledpar packages a lot of auxiliary or helper files are generated (see screenshot, e. g. .1, .1R, .Aend, .eledsec1, ...). Screenshot Problem / Question I will have a ...
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overwritten or uncorrectly encoded thesis (corrupt (EMPTY!!!) .tex file, 100 Errors in tex file line 1 invalid character! [duplicate]

My thesis was almost done, I saved it, tried to open it again and suddenly the texfile is empty ( only labels and blocks as structure although it still has the size it had when my thesis was there,...
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nbconvert-generated labels fail with babel, work without it or with large margins

I'm using ipython nbconvert (which uses pandoc) to transform an IPython notebook and the document code contains the following lines \subsection{Vytvářeni polí čísel}\label{vytvuxe1ux159eni-poluxed-...
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How to change directory for auxiliary files?

Firstly I'd just like to point out I'm very new to working with LaTeX. Learning to use TeXworks. I compile using the pdfLaTeX + MakeIndex + BibTeX option and would like to save all the 'junk' files ...
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Way for Texmaker Quick Build to Ignore aux File

I'm trying to build a document (say, 'doc_name.tex') using the Quick Build option in Texmaker (in Ubuntu 14.04) and I'm running into the error message "I couldn't open file name 'doc_name.aux'". This ...
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Write special characters to (aux) file

I would like to print a special character to an aux file. In particular, I would like to write the line \@input{file.aux} So far, I have achieved the best result with \write\@auxout{\unexpanded{\@...
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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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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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Unclean .aux file causes “file ended while scanning use of \@newl@bel” error. Why is it not purged?

I am working on TeX Live 2013 with TeXShop (MacTex2013 distribution) Expected behavior is, that in the case an error occurs during compilation the .aux file is purged. Subsequent compilation must ...
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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} \...
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Unable to get permission for fls file while using pdflatex

I'm using Sublime Text 3 with the Latexing package to compile a file. The distribution is TeXLive and I'm compiling with pdflatex. Everything works fine for a while, then the compile process starts ...
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Deleting external/auxiliary files?

Is there a way to make TeX delete files? In my document a lot of auxiliary files are created and it would be wonderful to have them removed after their content has been used.
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TeXworks won't typeset if the aux file exists

I have a tex file which compiles just fine if I delete the aux file. If the aux file exists, I get the following error: Sorry, but "C:\Users\Home\AppData\Local\Programs\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\...
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Bibliography errors when using \cite{example}, \bfseries invalid in math mode

Everything else works except for the references, not quite sure why. The aux file always replaces the file I want to load with another empty .bib file too.
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read and write commands to auxfile

I have a problem with the aux-file. According to some posts here on Tex-Exchange, the aux-file is read at the beginning of the document (is this at \begin{document} or \documentclass? I wanted to ...
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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} \addbibresource{...
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Creating an auxiliary folder for auxiliar files in WinEdt [closed]

I run WinEdt 5.4. I usually use the button TeXify and sometimes PDF LaTeX to create my texts. When doing it WinEdt creates a lot of auxiliary files. I don't want to erase them all the time because I ...
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Glossaries - how to deal with auxiliary files in another directory using MikTeX?

To keep my main folder clean, have redirected the auxiliary files using the -aux-directory=.\auxiliaries command in LaTeX and PdfLaTeX (1). However, when making the glossaries, TeXstudio gives the ...
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PdfLatex build does not find .aux file [closed]

I am building a very simple file in Latex. I am using TexMaker and my quickbuild settings are: PdfLatex + BibLatex + PdfLatex (x2) + View Pdf. When I run the quickbuild, I get an error: ! I can't ...
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How to use \@writefile without blocking a write stream?

From what I understand, to properly use \@writefile one has to block a write stream, like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \makeatletter \newwrite\tf@foo \openout\...
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“Runaway argument? File ended while scanning use of \abx@aux@page.”

I am facing an annoying problem with LaTeX which has occurred just recently. LaTeX refuses to compile and gives me the following error message: "Runaway argument? File ended while scanning use of \...
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how to compile latex files to get my pdf contains all the references included in the bib file [duplicate]

I used a separated bib file (database) and in order to remove questions marks I have to compile my files .tex, .bib And .aux but I don't know how to perform that under ubuntu or how to compile my ...
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Popping a stack item in a file stream [duplicate]

Using the answer from Push/Pop or save a length/dimension?, I have implemented a simple stack with a push and a pop function. I would like to use the pop function in conjunction with newfile's ...
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Aux files stored in folder with arara, nomencl can't find %.nlo file

I'm using texstudio with arara to automate the building. I'm trying to have it set up so that all the auxiliary files are put in a folder called auxiliary in the main folder. At the top of my .tex ...
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Access value of -output-directory

I am considering using the command line option -output-directory=<some/path> so that the temporary files do not clog my working directory but are also available for subsequent builds. This will ...
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Possible Issues of using -output-directory

As I am considering using -output-directory=<some/path> to reduce clutter in my working directory, I am wondering what are the known problems with this approach. The ones I am aware of are: ...
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Adding shell commands to hide LaTeX Aux files after compiling in TeXShop or TexStudio

I run LaTeX under OSX, and I would like to attempt to hide all of the LaTeX helper files from the finder after compiling. It strikes me that the simplest thing to do is not to move them or delete them ...
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Can glossaries provide warnings when a glossary entry is used but not included in the glossary?

glossaries supports cross-referenced entries. In particular, if I use one glossary entry in another and only include the second explicitly in my document, glossaries can still figure out that it ...
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How do I run bibtex after using the -output-directory flag with pdflatex, when files are included from subdirectories?

When I have master pdflatex file which includes one or more child documents using something like \include{include/childdoc}, and I call pdflatex on it using pdflatex -output-directory=out parent.tex, ...
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TexShop will not compile without trashing aux files after every error

I have a couple of LaTeX files with the same problem. If I produce an error, fix it, and then try to compile a pdf, I get the following error. )Runaway argument? {{ ! File ended while scanning use of ...
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How to dump listings to a file?

I thought to share my solution to a problem I had. (This is one of those “answer your own question” things, plus, this way, people can improve upon it – dual-licence under The MirOS Licence please. ...
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.aux I couldn't open database file file.bib.bib

whenever I am trying to compile its showing .aux I couldn't open database file.bib.bib I am using texmaker on windows 7. I already reinstalled miketex and texmaker many times.
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How and when is the “aux” file read and processed?

Note: I've already looked at When is the aux file read and written?, but it doesn't address the issues I'm curious about. I wrote some commands for tracking information in my document. Since I ...
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Saving a PGFKey to the aux file

I want to save the value of a particular key (from pgfkeys) into the aux file for my LaTeX document. If it matters, I'm using LuaLaTeX, but the same problem is exhibited by XeLaTeX, pdfLaTeX, and the ...
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How to span brackets on some rows in longtable?

The goal is to place a brackets into the table (longtable) to embrace some rows of this table: The solution which involves rdelim and \multirows command (described here: usage of \rdelim) gives not ...
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Where is there a registry of intermediate TeX file extensions?

I'm just about to embark on a new package which will need to write a single temporary file (similar to .aux etc.). The temporary file is, in fact, a specialised bibliography, but I want to avoid ...
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Theorem name not making it to the aux

I posted a question. egreg answered. I applied his solution to my presentation. It worked. Then I tried it in my thesis, where I use references, and I realized the theorem names weren't making it to ...
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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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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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File extensions related to LaTeX, etc

In addition to the .tex and .dvi or .pdf files, TeX/LaTeX/ConTeXt produces and uses lots of other files. What do they do? Which ones are used to create the document and which ones are automatically ...
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How to put something at the very end of the aux file?… Hang at the end with chapterbib

Pretty clear that the hack breaks chapterbib.sty's output concerning toc, lof, and lot info into the main.aux (in the case below, main=mwekeys) file, performed even if \tableofcontents, \listofigures, ...
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creating auxiliary files folder if it doesn't exist

If it doesn't exist, I would like to automatically create the subfolder ./temp where to put the auxiliary files with -aux-directory=temp. Can this be done in Texstudio 2.10.2? (see here and the ...
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Mutiple file documents with all files compilable [closed]

I have a main tex file: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \input{chapter2.tex} this is main document. \end{document} and a subsidiery file included in the main file: This is a chapter in ...
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copying the compiled pdf in a folder from within tex file

In order to keep clean the folder where my .tex file is, I have successfully adopted the strategy suggested in other posts (see e.g. here or here), setting -output-directory=build and -aux-directory=...
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aux file being ignored

I'd like to make a document which looks different each time it is built. I thought this would be pretty easy to do using the aux file; however, it seems I am misunderstanding something very basic. For ...
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Mimicking LaTeX's “table of contents” functionality [closed]

I need to mimic (= duplicate) LaTeX's "table of contents" functionality on a lower level. Basically, I would like to learn how to write entries to the .aux file on the first run of LaTeX and include ...
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Hiding the auxilary files as part of the compilation script under OS X

I'm aware that there is a lot of discussion about what to do with the pile of auxiliary files that LateX creates when it compiles. What I want to do is pretty specific. The simplest thing I've found ...
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Write to file: using a macro as the filename

I'm setting a complex user manual, made of several independant documents. For the overall TOC, I want each document to write some data into a file which is then parsed by the TOC file later. Here's ...
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How to apply aux directory to MiKTeX: putting *.aux files in separate folder [duplicate]

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 ...