[tex-live] How to do the following?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Tue Oct 3 21:13:29 CEST 2006

Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:

> David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:
>> Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:
>>> $ etex \&latex "\"file with spaces\""
>>> This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
>>>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>>> entering extended mode
>>> (./file with spaces.tex
>>> LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
>>> [....]
>> It is nothing that earlier LaTeX versions will like (and of course, it
>> uses the wrong search paths for TeX input files): I am trying to
>> figure out a way to call LaTeX from AUCTeX, a TeX shell with minimum
>> likelihood of failure.
> Cannot the search path be adjusted by using an additional -progname
> switch?

It is still a guess what binary might correspond to format usually.
If you guess wrong, you'll get a fatal format file error.  I don't see
that `etex \&latex' is better than `latex \&latex' in any case.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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