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

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Wed Jun 11 09:58:09 CEST 2014

Dear Martin Heller,

> Thats good news. How about
> Long path names
> pdftex \\?\some long path\test.tex
> and UNC paths
> pdftex \\server\share\test.tex

All is supported, but use / instead of \.
In the case of path names with spaces, quotation is needed.
If you don't use 8.3 names, they should already work in
TeX Live 2013/2014:

pdftex "c:/some dir/some file.tex"
pdftex //server/share/test.tex
pdftex "//server/share/some dir/sample text.tex"

The above exapmles work fine in TeX Live 2013/2014.

8.3 names are not supported in TeX Live 2014.
They will be supported in TeX Live 2015.


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