[OS X TeX] Pointer to .bib file

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 2 20:28:05 CEST 2006


On 2 Apr 2006, at 15:11, Winfried Zettelmeyer wrote:

> I should have thought about the validity of my path statement a  
> little longer.
> It works fine now with
> \bibliography{/Users/winfried/Documents/Bibliography/Bibliography}
> and
> \bibliography{Bibliography} after I had put the link to the above  
> location into /Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/

I mostly mentioned the sumbolic link trick, because I use CVS to  
synchronise my files across multiple machines. This means that my  
actual bibliographic database has to be within the document tree. But  
I do want to use the same bibliographic database in other articles as  
well, and that is when I came up with the symbolic link. If you can  
just put the file in the Library/texmf directory, that is probably  
easier and robust. However, if you ever send your documents to  
someone else, do not forget to include the bibliographic database.

> I make backups of the entire drive and have not thought of backing  
> up Library separately which would secure, as you say, mail messages  
> AND the bib file in one go. I wonder about your backup policy, what  
> do you do ?

All my documents are important, so all of my $HOME is on two  
different external hard drives. I use SilverKeeper (LaCie software)  
to perform the backups, scheduling them manually.

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