[pdftex] dvi output

Hilmar Preusse hille42 at web.de
Fri Sep 5 09:30:21 CEST 2008

On 04.09.08 Sandeep Gupta (gupta.sandeep at gmail.com) wrote:


> Wasn't able to dig an appropriate solution to pdflatex ignoring
> "-output-format dvi" command line. It outputs regular pdf. Has
> anybody else encountered this issue before. I am using tetex-live
> distribution on ubuntu.
hille at kloetzer:~ $ less -X b.tex
hille at kloetzer:~ $ pdftex -output-format dvi b.tex
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
(./b.tex [1] )
Output written on b.dvi (1 page, 208 bytes).
Transcript written on b.log.

Works! TeX Live on Debian.

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