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# Author: Ian Gable
# This script watches a TeX file for changes and then runs the
# latex compiler rubber is the file has changed. It then pop open
# the mac pdf viewer Preview.
#import pickle
import time
import hashlib
import subprocess
import sys
import os
from optparse import OptionParser
def main():
l = []
db = dict(l)
parser = OptionParser(usage="%prog -t TEXFILE -p PDFFILE",version = "%prog 0.1")
parser.add_option("-t", "--tex-file", dest="texfile",
help="the TeX file to watch", metavar="TEXFILE")
help="the PDF file to display", metavar="PDFFILE")
(options, args) = parser.parse_args()
if not options.texfile:
parser.error("You must spcify a TeX file with -t or --tex-file")
if not options.pdffile:
parser.error("You must specify a PDF file with -p or --pdf-file")
if not os.path.exists(options.texfile):
parse.error("The file: " + options.texfile + "does not exist.")
# run rubber and wait for the results
subprocess.Popen([r"rubber", "--pdf","--force", options.texfile]).wait()
# open the first time with the filename
subprocess.Popen([r"open","-a","Preview", options.pdffile])
# We have to check this after we try running rubber for the first time
# in case someone has cleaned their PDF file.
if not os.path.exists(options.pdffile):
parse.error("The file: " + options.pdffile + "does not exist.")
# set the access times to be the same since we don't have to go through
# the loop before imdiately since we have just run rubber above.
last_access_time = 0
latest_access_time = 0
path = options.texfile
while True:
latest_access_time = os.path.getatime(path);
#if the file has been recently accessed
if latest_access_time > last_access_time:
checksum = hashlib.md5(open(path).read()).hexdigest()
# now check if the hash has changed. Maybe the file was touched or
# restored from backup but not actually different.
if db.get(path, None) != checksum:
print checksum
print "file changed running rubber"
subprocess.Popen([r"rubber", "--pdf","--force", options.texfile]).wait()
# do the preview without the filename. This way preview opens
# to the right page.
db[path] = checksum
last_access_time = latest_access_time
#catch the control-c keyboard interupt.
except (KeyboardInterrupt):
print options.texfile + " no longer watched"
except (SystemExit):
#pickle.dump(db.items(), open("db", "w"))