[OS X TeX] file names with spaces

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 12 13:47:22 CET 2019

> On Nov 10, 2019, at 3:38 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Howdy,
> 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:
> <test test.tex>
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)


Today's TeX Live update adds patch level 3 to latex (and rebuilds formats) as well as updates to grffl (it's now a stub since that's built into latex now) and hyperref.

Being able to have spaces in file names is now back.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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