[tex-live] hausarbeit-jura packaging bug

Vafa Khalighi vafa.khalighi at student.uts.edu.au
Thu Oct 17 05:32:16 CEST 2013

Why not using \write18 in dtx source so if you are generating README.txt
from dtx, you can have:

\immediate\write18{mv README.txt README}
\immediate\write18{makeindex -s gind.ist -o \jobname.ind  \jobname.idx}
\immediate\write18{makeindex -s gglo.ist -o \jobname.gls  \jobname.glo}


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

>     Karl, can web2c tex write an extensionless file?
> Ha!  Good point, I hadn't thought of backing up one more level.  I think
> the answer is no.  In the original tex.web, and not modified in the
> change files that I can see (or remember), there is
> @<Do some work that has been queued up...@>=
>       ...
>       if cur_ext="" then cur_ext:=".tex";
>       ...
> Clearly it would not be hard to conditionalize that based on something
> (and is likely already possible in LuaTeX), but I can't imagine it would
> be useful in practice since no one would want to rely on such new
> functionality for such a trivial matter.  The better answer, it seems to
> me, is not to put README's into .dtx's in the first place.
> Thanks,
> karl
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