# [tex-live] shell_escape extension patch

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 20 18:32:01 CEST 2006

```Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>
>> Following the syntax of open in Perl, it should be \input "command |". In
>> gnuplot notation it would be \input "< command". Octave (similarly as C)
>> distinguishes between fopen and popen, so maybe it should be
>> \pinput "command" or something like that.
>>
>
> This extension does not need a web change file so far, and if that can
> be avoided I believe we should. But whether or not any kind of special
> symbol is before or after the command is up for grabs. If there is a
> consensus on a syntax change, I will not object. But not do the coding,
> either ;)
>
one can define \pinput as a macro

also, often \input is not directly uses, so special commands can handle it

Hans

-----------------------------------------------------------------