# [texhax] Calling an external command from source

ap alex at alxp.gr
Fri Mar 16 11:52:45 CET 2007

```Thanks your answers, that's what I was looking for, and for once it's
even in the man page, how could I have missed it!

The sage method is precisely the kind of things I am now doing, so
it's what I wanted to avoid.

On 15 Mar 2007, at 16:30, Martin Schröder wrote:

> 2007/3/15, ap <tug at alxp.gr>:
>> I was wondering if there's any way of executing a system command from
>> withing a TeX source. I want to create a LaTeX command that
>
> Yes. Search for \write18.
>
> Best
>    Martin
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