[luatex] read external file without extension

Ulrike Fischer luatex at nililand.de
Fri Feb 1 11:19:03 CET 2013

Am Fri, 1 Feb 2013 07:33:44 +0100 schrieb Herbert Voss:

> I have adifferent behaviour between pdflatex and lualatex:
> create any file _without an extension, eg foo, with contents bar :-)
> \documentclass{minimal}
> \begin{document}
> \input{foo}
> \end{document}
> running it with pdflatex it is ok, but with lualatex:
> ! LaTeX Error: File `foo.tex' not found.

On miktex 2.9.

\input foo 
works fine with pdftex, luatex, xetex

works with luatex (plain) but not with

It could be different in other miktex versions: I remember a
discussion about a changed behaviour in different miktex versions.

Imho one should simply avoid files names with an unstandard number
of dots (where unstandard means everything different to 1).

Ulrike Fischer 

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