[tex-live] Passing a valid Windows path and file name to *TeXin TeXlive

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Wed Jun 11 03:34:29 CEST 2014

Dear Ulrike,

> Well it is certainly safer to cd on a directory. But 8.3. names
> doesn't work with files either: While miktex I can compile 
> pdflatex test-t~1

In TeX Live 2015, not this year,  all of the following work on windows:

pdftex test-test
pdftex test-t~1
pdftex c:/somedirectory/test-t~1
pdftex c:/somedi~1/test-t~1
pdftex c:\somedi~1\test-t~1

(but \ in path name is not fully tested and
I recommend not to use \ in TeX for a directory


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