[OS X TeX] path name

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Nov 18 15:42:37 CET 2005

Am 18.11.2005 um 08:16 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:

> What can I do to get complete path names?

Migrate to Mac OS X. I can't imagine how you can get a colon (':') into 
the path name otherwise ...

The problem is that you make awk only use the first 'word' -- and words 
are usually separated by white space. You need to make awk accept 
NEWLINE as 'Field Separator.' Try this:

\immediate\write18{pwd |
awk -F'\\n' '{print "\\newcommand{\\path}{" $1 "\\xspace}"}' > 

> And BTW umlauts are ignored too. What can I do to get right umlauts in 
> \path

No. There are no umlauts. You can put umlauts into your TeX files, but 
Mac OS X returns decomposed UTF-8 characters. So an umlaut usually is 

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


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