[XeTeX] Low-level diagnostic ("fwrite") generated by XeTeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Feb 2 19:49:10 CET 2010

On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 05:11:51AM +1100, Ross Moore wrote:
> Hi Jonathan, and Phil,
> On 03/02/2010, at 4:46 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> >
> >On 2 Feb 2010, at 16:43, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> >
> >>If the PDF file to which XeTeX is to write
> >>is already open in Adobe Acrobat, XeTeX
> >>terminates with a low-level diagnostic
> >>concerning "fwrite" :
> Surely this is just a normal function of how the operating
> system works, to maintain integrity of the file-system.
> That is, preventing 2 different applications from the
> possibility of making incompatible changes to the same file.

Since, AFAIK, Adobe Reader doesn't change files (it is a reader not
writer), it shouldn't lock the file in the first place. This what other
document viewers (Evince here) does, actually it also recognize that the
file has been updated and reload it.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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