[tex-live] How to do the following?

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 18:04:56 CEST 2006

2006/10/3, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org>:
> Hi,
> I want to call some executable, preloading a format and running a
> file that might contain spaces in the file name.
> latex &format "file name with spaces"
> does not work whereas
> latex "file name with spaces"
> would actually work, but not preload a format.
I think that ampersand is the source of problem because it has special
meanings in various shells and must be escaped. Some shell would
require latex \&format ...
The standard shell in OS/2 requires latex ^&format ...
Look into the manual of your shell.

Zdeněk Wagner

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