[pdftex] Directory Names with Spaces

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Thu Dec 20 14:04:17 CET 2001

* Jeffrey McArthur <jeffmcarthur at home.com> writes:
> pdftex "c:/program files/local files/hello.tex"
> fails like this:
> C:\Temp>pdftex "c:/program files/local files/hello.tex" This is
> pdfTeX, Version 3.14159-14d (Web2c 7.3.1) ! I can't find file
> `c:/program'.  <*> c:/program files/local files/hello.tex Please
> type another input file name:

As far as I know, you can't do this. There are 2 cases to consider :
- wether there is a blank in some directory path of files used by tex,
for example :
TEXMFMAIN=c:/Program Files/TeXLive/texmf
that shoud not be a problem any more ans is working ok (or at least I
hope so!)
- wether there is a blank inside the path you give to TeX on the
command line : this case can't be handle (afaik) in a sound way. TeX
will parse your command line and is bound to split your filepath in
pieces. Some quoting mechanism would be needed inside TeX, but there
aren't any.


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