[pstricks] private dvips config.* files location

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at hzdr.de
Mon Dec 14 13:14:40 CET 2015

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 01:01:26PM +0100, Herbert Voss wrote:
>Am 14.12.2015 um 12:46 schrieb Alexander Grahn:
>> if XeTeX detects PostScript content (PSTricks, included external PS
>> graphics) it seems to invoke the tex -> dvips -Ppdf -> ps2pdf toolchain
>> to produce intermediate PDF it can cope with. Thus, it uses the
>> settings stored in the config.pdf configuration file of dvips.
>it uses xdvipdfmx and not dvips. The config files are xetex.def and
>xdvipdfmx.cfg which is linked to pstricks.con

Does xdvipdfmx treat embedded Postscript natively, or is `gs' somehow


>> Where should I place a modified version with custom settings of it
>> which has precedence over the system wide file? Putting it in the PWD
>> has no effect.
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