[luatex] lualatex cannot process paths containing a tilde (~) correctly

Matthias Deeg mail at md.sy.gs
Thu Nov 26 11:46:16 CET 2020

Hello Philip,

I did not expect that the command line argument TEXNAME is interpreted
as TeX, but simply as a path within the used file system (e.g. NTFS or
ext4) where ~ is valid character.

So what I have expected was lualatex opening, reading, and processing
the file provided via the TEXNAME argument. Thus, there shouldn't be a
different behavior concerning the following two commands using different

lualatex "/home/matt/reports/test~report/report.tex"

lualatex "/home/matt/reports/test-report/report.tex"

On 26.11.20 11:23, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Would one not expect that, Matthias ?  The tilde is a reserved (active)
> character in TeX.
> Philip Taylor
> --------
> Matthias Deeg wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> yesterday, I've stumbled upon the issue that lualatex or respectively
>> luahbtex cannot correctly process paths containing a tilde (~) which
>> results in not finding the given TeX file.

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