[pdftex] Getting the -output-directory command-line option value from within TeX
Anthony.Truchet at logilab.fr
Tue Sep 6 17:29:50 CEST 2011
I'm trying to revival the python.sty package  which enable executing
an embedded python script during tex compilation and then inputing the
This implies playing with writing files through \openout and \write.
Those files are --- if the newbie I am is not too mistaken ;-) ---
written in the directory given as -output-directory command-line option
to pdf(la)tex, which defaults to the current directory.
But then, I do need to invoke the python interpreter with a \write18,
and for that I need to know the path to the file I just outputted.
The question is : how do I know from (La)Tex where are output the file /
which is the value of the -output-directory command-line option ?
Please don't hesitate to point me to a more relevant package instead of
answering :I would be glad to help maintain such a work if it has
already be done ;-)
Thanks for you help and happy texing.
 http://www.texample.net/weblog/2008/oct/24/embedding-python-latex/ or
The actual package disappeared ; here is its ghost :
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