Big Sur Citeproc: error running Preprocessor

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21 Nov, 2020 06:52 PM

Hello all,

I am not being able to retrieve my .csl bibliography with the custom Preprocessor. Not sure if this is an issue with Big Sur. My files are in Dropbox to ensure I have everything backed up (may this be the issue?).

I am using the following command:
-f markdown+smart -t html5 -s --citeproc --bibliography /Users/manuelangelmacia/Dropbox/apps/Zotero/bibliography.bib --csl /Users/manuel/Desktop/taylor-and-francis-chicago-author-date.csl

And am getting the following error:
pandoc: /Users/manuelangelmacia/Dropbox/apps/Zotero/bibliography.bib: openBinaryFile: does not exist (No such file or directory)

Hope someone knows how to troubleshoot this.

Thank you!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 21 Nov, 2020 07:11 PM

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    Can you verify that the specified bib file exists at that location?

    In Terminal use `ls
    /Users/manuelangelmacia/Dropbox/apps/Zotero/bibliography.bib` to make
    sure the file is listed.


  2. 2 Posted by Manuel on 21 Nov, 2020 07:21 PM

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    Hi Brett,

    Thank you for your quick answer!

    Super strange, Terminal says it is not there but I can see it on Finder. See below:

    Last login: Sat Nov 21 19:17:35 on ttys003 manuel@Manuels-MacBook-Pro ~ % ls /Users/manuelangelmacia/Dropbox/apps/Zotero/bibliography.bib Creative Cloud Files Movies Desktop Music Documents OneDrive - Nottingham Trent University Downloads Pictures Dropbox Public Library Zotero zsh: no such file or directory: /Users/manuelangelmacia/Dropbox/apps/Zotero/bibliography.bib manuel@Manuels-MacBook-Pro ~ %

    Last login: Sat Nov 21 19:03:54 on ttys003 manuel@Manuels-MacBook-Pro ~ % cd /Users/manuel/Dropbox/software/sync/Zotero manuel@Manuels-MacBook-Pro Zotero % ls begell-house-chicago-author-date.csl bibliography.bib chicago-author-date.csl harvard-kings-college-london.csl taylor-and-francis-chicago-author-date.csl zotero-auto-index-0.0.39.xpi zotero-storage-scanner-0.0.16.xpi zotfile-5.0.4-fx.xpi zutilo_utility_for_zotero-2.0.3-fx.xpi manuel@Manuels-MacBook-Pro Zotero %

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 21 Nov, 2020 08:43 PM

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    In your original path you have Dropbox/apps/Zotero, but it appears the path is actually Dropbox/software/sync/Zotero. Am I mistaken?

    - Brett

  4. 4 Posted by Manuel Ángel Ma... on 21 Nov, 2020 10:12 PM

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    Worked wonders, thank you so much!

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