[OS X TeX] problem with pst-pdf

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 14 20:12:57 CET 2005

On Nov 14, 2005, at 1:01 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Herb, I think in you engine the first
> 	latex --shell-escape "$1"
> is not necessary in this explicit way, since latex is needed here  
> to create an almost empty DVI file with just the \specials to  
> record the graphics contents, internal or external (DVI mode is  
> extraction mode). The last pdflatex call is the one that needs the  
> --shell-escape to be able to convert any inappropriate graphics  
> format to a proper one.
> Or did you encounter an exception?
> --
> Greetings
>   Pete


I put the shell-escape there purely out of habit, not because I even  
thought about it :-). If it's not needed---and I think you're  
correct, it isn't---then it can be removed. Shouldn't be a problem  
except for the super security conscious among us and they probably  
should be setting things up to do the processing separately.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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