[OS X TeX] file names with spaces

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Nov 10 22:38:37 CET 2019

> On Nov 10, 2019, at 1:49 PM, Gray, Gary L <euler at psu.edu> wrote:
> I have been happily creating LaTeX documents with spaces in the name for some time. After I ran a TeX Live Update this morning, they no longer typeset and I get:
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.20 (TeX Live 2019) (preloaded format=pdflatex)
> restricted \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> (./name space.tex
> LaTeX2e <2019-10-01> patch level 2
> (/usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
> Document Class: article 2019/10/25 v1.4k Standard LaTeX document class
> (/usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo))
> ./name space.tex:3: LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.
> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
> ...                                              
> l.3 \begin{document}
> ? 
> Process aborted
> Anyone know what changed in a recent update?
> Gary


Dick heard about this and got an answer from David Carlise on the TeX Live list this morning. A fix has been submitted so an update should be coming as a patch level 3. In the interim David gave this temporary fix:

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Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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