[Tex/LaTex] Save auxiliary Latex files in another folder in VSC


I have started to configure VSC as my default latex text editor, using the "Latex Workshop" extension.

My question is: How can I make the auxiliary files generated when compiling the project be saved in a separate folder? files (.aux, .bbl, .blg, .fls …)

I read that this can be done by adding –aux-directory=FOLDER to the compile-time statement but I don't know how I can do that in VSC.

Any idea how to do it?

Thank you very much.

Best Answer

If you are using pdflatex, you can add the flag --aux-direcotry=.aux to the tool arguments in the setting.json file, such as:

        "name": "pdflatex",
        "command": "pdflatex",
        "args": [
        "env": {}

The synctex file will still be in the source directory. You need it there next to the pdf.

Then it is convenient to just add the .aux folder to .gitignore if you are using it.