[texhax] Suppress log files?

Jonathan Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Wed Jan 10 14:11:01 CET 2007

"John Palmer" <johnp at palmyra.uklinux.net> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.33.0701092003210.18296-100000 at palmyra.uklinux.net...
> Is your problen that the logfile is vast, and you need the space?
> Else why can't you just discard it once it has been made?
> On Unix-like systems you might (before running LaTeX) make the logfile a
> symbolic link to /dev/null, as in
> ln -sf /dev/null myfile.log; latex myfile
> I just tried it, and my log disappeared into the void, as desired.

Here's another solution.

I've found that you can delete the log file once
tex has started, and that doing this causes no


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