[OS X TeX] epstopdf

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Sep 27 22:11:50 CEST 2005


First, this experience should remind you that it is foolish to use  
non-unix like paths on a unix machine. I modified a droplet epstopsf  
of mine such that multiple .eps files can be dropped on it and will  
be converted to .pdf files. Spaces in the paths are allowed, maybe  
even spaces in the names, though I didn't check the latter, and  
anyone foolish enough using names with spaces deserves to be on his own.

The droplet can be downloaded from
http://www.math.uni-heidelberg.de/studinfo/gerhardt/tex/

Claus



On Sep 27, 2005, at 20:37, Chris Goedde wrote:

> A couple weeks ago, Luis Sequeira wrote:
>
>
>> Like a previous poster has said, it is better to handle (b) at  
>> shell level.
>> To convert all eps files below a given directory, you may do the  
>> following:
>> 1) Open Terminal and cd to the appropriate directory
>> 2) type the following command:
>>         find . -name '*.eps' -exec epstopdf {} \;
>>
>
> This  fails for me if the path contains spaces, which all my  
> (relevant) paths do. From the command line, I've tried every  
> combination I can think of: escaping the spaces with \, and using  
> single and double quotes around the path. But epstopdf always  
> chokes. (It might be gs that is actually choking.) Is it really  
> impossible to use epstopdf to batch convert eps to pdf when the  
> path names contain spaces? I think I can work around this (by using  
> cd), but I'm curious if I really have to.
>
> Chris
>
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