[luatex] finish_pdffile callback

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Feb 9 10:07:13 CET 2018

On 2/9/2018 3:44 AM, Br. Samuel Springuel wrote:
> I noticed in the docs that LuaTeX has a `finish_pdffile` callback whose 
> short description is "Called when all pages have been written to the PDF 
> file."  Does this mean that LuaTeX has closed the pdf file when this 
> callback is executed (and thus it is safe for the callback to instruct 
> other tools to manipulate the pdf file)?

Unofficial answer: you can cheat as there's a finish_synctex_callback 
that you can abuse (but you then temporary need to enable synctex) and 
that callbacks kicks in after the pdf is closed. The log file is still 
open then.


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