[texhax] Suppress log files?

Jonathan Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Thu Jan 11 14:45:27 CET 2007

"Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> wrote
> 2007/1/10, Jonathan Fine <J.Fine at open.ac.uk>:
> > Here's another solution.
> >
> > I've found that you can delete the log file once
> > tex has started, and that doing this causes no
> > problems.
> Of course this works on Unix - the inode is only deleted after the
> creating process has closed it. But it's direntry is already deleted.

Thank you for this Martin.  I've used this trick on
Unix.  So it seems that the log file is being written,
and so occupies space on disk.

I've just tried the same trick on Windows, and it
seems to work.

As you may know, I'm interested in running TeX as
a daemon, and so am interested in the input/output
behaviour of TeX, and in these sort of tricks.


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