[OS X TeX] Shell escape and MacTeX 2009

Robert Morelli morelli at flux.utah.edu
Wed Apr 7 19:31:15 CEST 2010

Herbert Schulz wrote:
> Rather than trying to work my way through that code... what command steps would you run if you were going to do this manually via the command line? It may be possible to do something that extends the epstopdf package to do the conversion (whatever that may be) or use latexmk to automate the process (I use latexmk within TeXshop) or some combination of both.

I use AUCTeX + Aquamacs. When you say extend the epstopdf package, do 
you mean by
using a configuration file, or by actually hacking the code? I would not 
have the time to
attempt the latter.

In normal use, a latex file myfile.tex using the asymptote package 
generates an asy file
when you run pdflatex on it. Then you run asy on that file
asy myfile
and this generates a series of pdf files:
A second run of pdflatex on myfile.tex includes those generated pdf files.
Is latexmk good for something like that?

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