Windows users can create symlinks too. If they're still stuck on XP, you can use junction <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx>(with some messing about); anyone using Vista and up can use the native 'mklink' command for files directly. I do exactly this for my own .bib files in the TEXMF local tree: symlink (or hard link if you prefer) to the source .bib file in Dropbox, under both OS X and Win7.
~:Justin Wood:~ PhD candidate, *Engineering & Energy school*, Murdoch University<http://www.murdoch.edu.au/> On 29 December 2010 07:56, <lyx-users-digest-h...@lists.lyx.org> wrote: > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: <ehud.kap...@gmail.com> > To: <email@example.com> > Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:46:19 +0800 > Subject: Re: A path for the Bibliography files > This advice will mean nothing to Windows users. > EK > > On 12/28/2010 1:08 AM, Vito 'ZeD' De Tullio wrote: > > ehud.kap...@gmail.com wrote: > > I was hoping to be able to use ONE bib file, to be accessed and updated > by any one of the collaborators. > Your solution will work if I were the only user. We keep the bib files > in a shared folder on a Dropbox (cloud) folder, > > but, as I said, the reference to it is different in Linux and in Windows. > > Use symlinks > > > -- > Ehud Kaplan, Ph.D. > Jules and Doris Stein *Research to Prevent Blindness *Professor > *Director*, Center of Excellence for *Computational & System neuroscience, > * > The Friedman Brain Institute, MSSM > *Director*, The laboratory of *Visual & Computational Neuroscience* > Depts. of Neuroscience, Ophthalmology, Chemical & Structural Biology > The Mount Sinai School of Medicine > One Gustave Levy Place > New York, NY, 10029 > ~:justin.wood <http://civilisationshift.wordpress.com/>:~ ≤ 350ppm CO2<http://350.org>