[NTG-context] autopdf on MacOS?

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Thu Apr 15 11:45:07 CEST 2021

> Am 15.04.2021 um 10:26 schrieb Hans van der Meer <havdmeer at ziggo.nl>:
> When running the command: context --autopdf --run myfile.tex I had hoped the pdfviewer Preview on my MacOS system (version Catalina) would open the pdf for viewing.

It works with --autopdf=auto

> Allthough a new pdf is created, this is not opened. If the pdf is open in Preview already, it is not updated unless switching to the Preview application.
> It something wrong here? Is it not functional in MacOS? Am I missing some clue?

Apple’s Preview updates only on activation, and not reliably (for me, it often crashes).

That it doesn’t update in the background is more a feature than a bug, otherwise it would complain about broken/unavailable files during the TeX runs.


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