[tex-live] How to do the following?

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Tue Oct 3 22:20:37 CEST 2006

Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de> writes:

> David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:
>> 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 not sure why Reinhard used 'etex' on the commandline. I used
> pdfetex in my examples just to make sure that the &latex trickery works
> and the format is loaded because of it and not because of the binary's
> name. However, something like
> latex '&latex "file with spaces"'
> works here as well.

I'll probably use some variant of that.  I think it will only fail on
those latex versions where anything else would fail as well.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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