[OS X TeX] Problem for EPS -> PDF conversion with TeXShop 1.35

Claus Gerhardt claus.gerhardt at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Sep 2 01:49:25 CEST 2004


Spaces in directory names have never been a problem for shell or 
applescripts in TeXShop by using the variable fileNamequoted - look in 
any typesetting script.

However, since I misunderstood Bruno's original message and thought 
that the space would be in the actual file name, I tried a droplet and 
noticed that this kind of space couldn't be handled by the standard 
scripts, that's why I have rewritten the droplets. Of course genuine 
latex files shouldn't have spaces in their names, but people sometimes 
include spaces in the names of pdf or eps files.

Claus

On 01.09.2004, at 23:12, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> On 1 sept. 04, at 16:19, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>
>> On Sep 1, 2004, at 4:54 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>
>>> Has anybody else been faced with a problem re. the automatic 
>>> conversion from EPS to PDF when a file is dragged onto the TeXShop 
>>> icon, for TeXShop 1.35 and EPS files whose complete path include 
>>> spaces?
>>
>> I just tried it here with 1.35b and it worked as expected -- no 
>> problems. This was with an EPS file right out of Mathematica.
>
> Hi all,
>
> This is just to report further test, so that people -- Dick? -- do not 
> consider this question solved once and for good.
>
> I asked Gary to put the EPS file to convert inside a directory whose 
> name contains a space, and then try again. He but confirmed the bug 
> report (Gary, I hope you don't mind being cited without getting asked 
> first, in this particular case):
>
>> On Sep 1, 2004, at 10:58 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>
>>> Did you try after putting the EPS file inside a directory whose name 
>>> contains a space, for example "~/Desktop/Test 1/"? It's in this case 
>>> that I experienced a problem.
>>
>> I just tried. Here is the setup ...
>>
>> I created a folder with a space in the name:
>>
>> ~/Desktop/untitled folder/
>>
>> I out an EPS file entitled "ay-vs-y-plot.eps" in it. I then dropped 
>> the EPS on TeXShop and I got bad PDF on my desktop entitled 
>> "untitled".
>>
>> So yes, it doesn't work here either. Here is what I got in the 
>> Console:
>>
>> Error: /undefinedfilename in (folder/ay-vs-y-plot.pdf)
>> Operand stack:
>>
>> Execution stack:
>>    %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   
>> --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   
>> --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push
>> Dictionary stack:
>>    --dict:1110/1686(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:69/200(L)--
>> Current allocation mode is local
>> Last OS error: 2
>> AFPL Ghostscript 8.13: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
>> Broken pipe
>
> So this is analogous to what I got: a file created, with name the part 
> of the path before the first space, and an error in console.log 
> mentioning the part of the path between the first and second (if any) 
> spaces.
>
> I looked at epstopdfwrap inside TeXShop.app: it generates the file 
> name, fed to epstopf, from the variable ${filename}. However, I 
> couldn't identify where ${filename} comes from (i.e., is it generated 
> by TeXShop, or is it a standard shell or perl variable), as this is 
> getting clearly beyond my programming ability. Besides, I cannot guess 
> what could have changed, between v1.34 and v1.35, which could affect 
> this. And I couldn't identify either where, in the source of TeXShop, 
> the action, associated with dragging an EPS file onto TeXShop, is 
> defined.
>
> Bruno Voisin
>
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