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

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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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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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'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 ...
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Index not working [closed]

I'm working on a document. There's an index there, but for some reason when I change things in it it doesn't update the rendered outcome and I can't correct it. I tried erasing the .ind file, but ...
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Generate only aux file for external files

I use an external document by both \input-ting it and cross-referecing labels. It looks a bit like this: \zexternaldocument*{external} In picture \ref{external-link}, you see ... \input{external} ...
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File copy without expansion

What is the command for file copy? I want to copy the contents of one file into another without any command expansion. In a command line driven operating system one would use copy source target I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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} ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to put \value{counter} as value to .aux file?

I'm trying to customize eledmac settings in a way that I can use its footnote ability just like the ordinary LaTeX footnote style, but not as one paragraph per footnote but all footnotes in one ...
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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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Need *.aux file in separate folder

When compiling with pdflatex we need the *.aux files in a separate folder.
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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 ...
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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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What is the basic mechanism for writing something to an aux file?

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 ...
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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/] ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Making efficient use of \writes

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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‘Bundle’ TeX output in a directory

(My personal interest in this question is mainly for OS X but solutions/approaches for other operating systems are also appreciated.) What I see as a main distraction with using TeX/LateX is that it ...