[pdftex] redirecting tex dvi output

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at ruf.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Jan 14 10:40:07 CET 2002

On 14 Jan 2002, Marcin Kasperski wrote:

> >   Unfortunately, pdf(la)tex has the same file output
> > convention as tex and latex--when the input comes from
> > stdin (not from some .tex file), the output is always
> > stored in "texput.pdf".  I need a way to redirect the
> > output to a filename I specify.
> I have never tried but what would happen if one creates named pipe of
> name 'texput.pdf' just before running pdftex?

pdfTeX does not write the PDF file byte after byte,
sometimes it goes back and changes some bytes
(length of streams).

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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