[OS X TeX] Pointer to .bib file

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 2 13:30:40 CEST 2006

On 2 Apr 2006, at 12:55, Winfried Zettelmeyer wrote:

> until now I have been building and using my .bib file in the same  
> folder where the other TeXshop files reside. I want to relocate it  
> now higher up in the folders tree to:
> Mac 100 GB (main drive)/Users/winfried/Documents/Bibliography/ 
> Bibliography.bib

I would recommend you choose /Users/winfried/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/ 
Bibliography.bib instead. This means it is within the stansard bibtex  
search path, and will be found with a simple \bibliography 
{Bibliography} Then there is no need for the full path.

Instead of the real file in that location, you can put a symbolic  
link there, to make it easier to create backups - altough Mail stores  
your messages in ~/Library as well, so you really ought to backup you  
Library as well.

The following commands when entered in the terminal should give you a  
correct link in the right location:

# start of command sequence
cd ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/
ln -s /Users/winfried/Documents/Bibliography/Bibliography.bib
# end of command sequence

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