[luatex] \pdfshellescape

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 22:17:01 CET 2015

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 6:51 PM, David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>

> The manual lists \pdfshellescape (which used to be 0 1 or 2 depending
> if shell escape was allowed or not) as having been dropped as it can
> be implemented in lua.
> Is there a recommended implementation of this?
> I'd hoped to just see a lua value in the status library or some place
> set to 0,1,2 as before (or even a \pdfvariable type thing) but it
> seems that the only options are to
> look at
> kpse.var_value("shell_escape") -- for texmf.cnf settings
> texconfig.shell_escape -- for lua initialization settings and
> arg array for the commandline
> and re-do the merging of these to determine whether os.execute is
> allowed or restricted?
> or to try running os.execute and testing the result?
>  but I was looking to avoid calling os.execute if it was prevented by
> the current settings.
> any hints welcome:-)
> David



with  also

It should be ok.

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