[texhax] User defined FMT file usage in miktex2.9

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Apr 2 16:09:35 CEST 2014

On 02/04/2014 10:36, sangeetha.m wrote:
> Hi All,
> We are planned to move YANDY to MikTeX for one of our projects. In YANDY we are using our own .fmt for TeX file compilation using the below command
> "c:\yandy\yandytex\tex.bat" +xxx  sample.tex     xxx is fmt name(xxx.fmt)
> I have been using MiKTeX 2.9 and I could not able to run with this xxx.fmt in miktex. How it can be done.?
> Can anyone please help me to sort out this issue.
> Regards,
> Sangeetha

The standard format for both MiKTeX and TeX Live is '&format'. As shells
tend to assign special mean to '&', it normally has to be quoted:

  tex "&xxx" sample.tex

Joseph Wright

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