# [pdftex] pdfpages: including files with full stop in filename

Sat May 27 16:17:45 CEST 2006

```Dear all,

I maintain a database of old exams at my university. These files are
named [code].[date].tent.pdf, e.g. WISB101.2004-11-11.tent.pdf. This
way, the code and date can be easily parsed from the filename by some
script (for the curious readers: the 'tent' means we are dealing with an
exam and not with a set of solutions).

Now I want to include a subset of these files in another document, using
\includepdf from the pdfpages package. Unfortunately, LaTeX does not
recognise the pdf files as pdf files. I am given errors like "unknown
graphics extension: .2004-11-11.tent.pdf". I suppose this happens
because the file extension is parsed from the first period encountered
in the filename.

Is there a way to include the files using the pdfpages package, without
renaming the files?