[tex-live] [PATCH] mk4ht does not quote filename in system call

Scott Kostyshak skostysh at lyx.org
Sat Sep 14 04:22:51 CEST 2013

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 5:12 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>     Subject: [tex-live] [PATCH] mk4ht does not quote filename in system call
> Thanks for the report.  Yes, all the tex4ht scripts and code have this
> problem (also, '...' should be used rather than "..."), and lack of
> reliable exit codes and error checking, and tons more.  A comprehensive
> fix will take quite a lot of effort, so barring someone working through
> all the details and sending a full patch, it's not going to happen
> quickly.  Meanwhile, the only workaround is to avoid special characters
> in filenames.  Sorry ...
> Anyway, I'll see what I can do about mk4ht at least.

Thanks for the explanation, Karl. I know you have a lot on your plate.
Hopefully someone else takes an interest in tex4ht.

For archival purposes, this was reported as a bug in the LyX tracker here:


More information about the tex-live mailing list