[tex-live] [win32] bibtex and makeindex - Forbidden to openfor writing
siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Sep 15 09:39:46 CEST 2010
On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 04:27:38AM +0200, Thomas Jung wrote:
> "Karl Berry" <karl at freefriends.org> wrote in message
> news:201009142145.o8ELjChs007710 at f7.net...
> > D:\mydocs\tmp\document.1.blg: Forbidden to open for writing
> > I couldn't open file name `D:\mydocs\tmp\document.1.blg'
> >>From http://tug.org/texlive/doc/texlive-en/texlive-en.html#news:
> > ... BibTeX and Makeindex now refuse to write their output files to an
> > arbitrary directory (like TeX itself), by default. This is so they can
> > now be enabled for use by the restricted \write18. To change this, the
> > TEXMFOUTPUT environment variable can be set, or the openout_any setting
> > changed.
> >I'm glad Siep knew another incantation that may help you.
> Thank you for your tip. That's the reason.
> I could fix this by setting:
> openout_any = r
> in the top-level texmf.cnf file.
> openout_any = a
> schould work too. ;-)
> But had no success to set the environment var like:
> set TEXMFOUTPUT=%CD%\tmp;
> set TEXMFOUTPUT=D:/mydoc/tmp;
> and a relative path doesn't work either. E.g.
> set TEXMFOUTPUT=./tmp;
> Does anybody knows the right syntax?
> Because I would prefer to set it in a script.
If `script' means `batchfile', does this what you want?
cd /d %~dp1\tmp
%~dp1 is drive and path from %1.
%~n1 is just the filename without drive, path or extension.
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