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Old 07-13-2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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Encryption and latex and Windows/Linux integration


Hi all.


Is there a simple latex-compliant text editor (gedit or something else easy to learn) for linux that supports reading and writing MS Windows files? It the editor doesn't support it, I may choose to wrap the files in "unix2dos" or something.

My girlfriend is about to start a new project at her MS Windows oriented university, and I'd love to set her up with latex (both there and at home) and linux at home. I'm aiming at having her SSH'ing into the university's systems, and use a simple text editor to edit her latex files that must be MS Windows compliant.

Furthermore, it's important that the files are encrypted. Is it possible to encrypt a folder on MS Windows at school, and decrypt it at home using linux?


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Old 07-14-2009, 11:19 AM   #2
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All Latex editors in Linux (incl Kile, Texmaker, emacs, xemacs) can save in all formats.

For encryption etc search and select from www.softpedia.com
 
Old 07-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the LF vs. CR+LF distinction? If so, the I agree with amani and would add editors like kate. They can read and save in either format. If this is what this is about then I'm surprised that it's a problem.

Can you explain what you mean by "latex-compliant text editor"? I would have thought you can write latex code in any text editor.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
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Are you talking about the LF vs. CR+LF distinction? If so, the I agree with amani and would add editors like kate. They can read and save in either format. If this is what this is about then I'm surprised that it's a problem.
Thansk for the reply. I didn't mean that this was actually a problem, since I haven't had the chance to try it myself yet. But I suspected that I may become a problem, so I posted the question. It's nice to know that she can use emacs to edit the files.

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Can you explain what you mean by "latex-compliant text editor"? I would have thought you can write latex code in any text editor.
cheers,
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Yes you can write latex in any editor, but not every editor supports latex in terms of coloring, command auto-completion and so. I haven't used latex for years, but I recall that emacs had some support for latex.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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There is a plugin for Kate that will make it "latex-compliant" in your sense of the term. I doubt that Kate would run in Windows though. You can get the plugin here:
http://search.cpan.org/~szabgab/Synt.../Kate/LaTeX.pm
cheers,
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I'm confused ... if the place is windows-centric - what is she
going to be ssh-ing into? Will they actually accept papers or
other work in LaTeX rather than some MS format? And will they
let you install OpenSource software on their machines?

If the varsity security is as slack as to let you install
things, why not just drag files about on a USB stick?


Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 08-12-2009 at 12:57 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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I'm confused ... if the place is windows-centric - what is she
going to be ssh-ing into? Will they actually accept papers or
other work in LaTeX rather than some MS format? And will they
let you install OpenSource software on their machines?

If the varsity security is as slack as to let you install
things, why not just drag files about on a USB stick?


Cheers,
Tink
Very good questions. At campus they have a lot of MS desktops, but also quite a lot of linux boxes. However, my girlfriend don't have access the the linux boxes, so she's stuck with MS. The user file are available from both MS and linux (via Samba I presume), and it's possible to SSH into the linux boxes from home.

I'm not sure if they allow using USB sticks (we're allready looking into that option), but optimally I'd prefer that she wouldn't have to carry a USB stick/disk around. :/
 
Old 08-12-2009, 02:19 PM   #8
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There is a plugin for Kate that will make it "latex-compliant" in your sense of the term. I doubt that Kate would run in Windows though. You can get the plugin here:
http://search.cpan.org/~szabgab/Synt.../Kate/LaTeX.pm
cheers,
jdk
Thansk, I'll give it a try.
 
  


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