[texhax] \write18 syntax

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 18:27:48 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> 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  ?

No; this is part of the documentation in a .dtx package.

The reason the \write18 wasn't happening was almost as simple as that,
though: they had been wrapped in an \iffalse-\fi pair!


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