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Monday, May 30, 2011

AucTeX Tip: Automatically save file before compiling

It used to be irritating for me that I had to save the file when I hit C-C C-C when compiling the file.  It tends to break my flow of work when I had to hit 'y' when Emacs queries me to save the file before compiling.

No  more.

Asking on the Auctex mailing list, the answer turned out to be a simple
(setq TeX-save-query nil) ;;autosave before compiling

customisation to my .emacs file.
It saves me a few keystrokes of C-x C-s too in the event I forget to regularly save my file.  Hopefully, this is worth it for you too.


Andi Albrecht said...

Thanks for sharing this quite simple tip! This question breaks my workflow too. But I wasn't annoyed enough (yet) to ask on the mailing list :)

Marcin said...

Thanks a lot - .emacs edited;).

Oscar said...

I use this to make my life even easier:

(defun my-tex-mode-hook ()
(local-set-key (kbd "") (kbd "C-c C-c C-j")))
(add-hook 'TeX-mode-hook 'my-tex-mode-hook)

Edmundo said...

Really helpful, thanks. Love the emacs community cooperation, its one of the main reason I stick with emacs.