[texhax] \write18 syntax

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Sep 15 17:40:14 CEST 2009

Perhaps I'm being too simplistic, but isn't the comment symbol "%" at
the beginning of the line the sole reason that the command does not run  ?

Philip Taylor
Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> I'm trying to typeset the documentation for unicode-math, and the .dtx
> includes commands like
> % \immediate\write18{xelatex -interaction=batchmode
> -jobname=unicode-math-testbf-tex
> """\noexpand\PassOptionsToPackage{math-style=TeX}{unicode-math}\noexpand\input
> unicode-math-testbf.ltx"""}
> I'm not sure why, but these aren't working.  The log confirms that
> \write18 is enabled, but there's no reference to these jobs being run.
> Anyway, I figure I'll just run the command myself at the cmd.exe prompt
> -- but what is the command to run?
> Thanks,
> --Joel
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