[OS X TeX] Can latex read the name of the folder that contains my latex file?

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at me.com
Tue Sep 4 16:47:39 CEST 2012

On Aug 31, 2012, at 5:00 PM, Ross Moore <ross.moore at mq.edu.au> wrote:

> Sent from my iPad
> On 01/09/2012, at 0:24, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com> wrote:
>>      \input{../problem-dbase/problemXYZ/problem.tex}
>> All of this miraculously works, but what I would like to do now is access from inside problem.tex the name of its enclosing folder and then pass it to \graphicspath, so that instead of hard-coding the name "problemXYZ" in the \graphicspath this would be set automatically in each latex run. I am probably asking for too much of a miracle... 
> No, not too much, if you do a bit of work.
> Use TeX's  \write18  to run a shell command, such as
>      cat `pwd`> pwd.txt 
> giving you the name of the directory written inside a simple text file.
> [...]

I'll have to digest this and give it a try. Thanks.


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