Using bzr with LaTeX

John Arbash Meinel john at
Thu Dec 14 01:36:51 GMT 2006

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Wouter van Heyst wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 05:35:38PM -0600, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
>> t u wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am brand new to both LaTeX and bzr and it's kinda hard to learn both
>>> at the same time.
>>> I was wondering whether you have any pointers for tips and tricks on
>>> using bzr along with LaTeX for people who write articles (instead of code).
>>> Any pointer you could think of (except from -I
>>> checked that out) would do.
>>> What I am looking for is ways to efficiently use bzr to track changes to
>>> a sociology article I'm writing in LaTeX.
>>> Thanks a lot :)
>>> PS. please CC me on your replies, I am not subscribed. Also, please do
>>> not "snip" this part of the email in your replies. Thanks.
>> There isn't a whole lot that you need to do to get bzr and LaTeX to work
>> together nicely.
>> The biggest thing that I've run run into when using bzr + LaTeX is that
>> you want to try to break your paragraphs up a little bit more than you
>> might otherwise.
> The only thing that comes to mind for LaTeX specifically is to be sure
> to ignore the generated files it produces. But as soon as you understand
> `bzr ignore *.log` the learning curve is done again. 
> Wouter van Heyst

Well, and distinguishing that from 'bzr ignore "*.log'.

bzr ignore *.log
is expanded by the shell, and will ignore whatever specific files exist
right now.

bzr ignore "*.log"
gets recorded as a wildcard ignore, and will ignore any future .log
files. (As well as .log files in subdirectories).

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