[OS X TeX] EPS to PDF--en masse?

Wendy McKay wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Mon Jun 7 01:55:42 CEST 2004

On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> And you must enable the shell-escape (as TeX asks the shell to run 
> epstopdf). This is considered a security risk by some, so while 
> convenient, you might want to think about it a little longer before 
> following this advice.
> Maarten

Please explain what you mean by enabling the shell-escape.

Is the default to have it enabled?  We've been using 
\usepackage{epstopdf}  without doing anything after installing
gwTeX and TeXshop.

What kind and how much of a security risk? 
/// wendy

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