[pdftex] Directory Names with Spaces

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Thu Dec 20 13:27:53 CET 2001

> As far as I know, you can't do this.

well, if you _really_ want to do this you can put
a file d:/Program.tex at your top level that redirects to
the short name of the program Files directory

so something like this (my windows installation is on d:)

$ tex d:/Program files/xx.tex
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2c 7.3.2x)
(d:/Program.tex) (d:/Progra~1/xx.tex [1] )
Output written on Program.dvi (1 page, 212 bytes).
Transcript written on Program.log.

looks like

\def\temp files{\input d:/Progra\string~1}

But putting files in directories with spaces in their names is evil:-)


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