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Re: TeX called improperly

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: TeX called improperly
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 12:43:37 -0600 (MDT)

It looks like the normal value of tex-start-options-string
consists of TeX commands that start with backslashes: \nonstopmode\input.
You are using it with a value that has the syntax of
typical Unix command line options.  I would have thought that was
the wrong way to use this variable, but since you expected it to
work, maybe you know something I don't.  Perhaps I dont
fully understand the command syntax TeX accepts.

Karl, can you give advice?

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       The other problem I had was that emacs was calling tex.exe with the
       option string (tex-start-options-string), which I set within 
       buffer with the Local Variables feature, in quotes ("").  This caused
       the options to be ignored by TeX.

   What value did you use?  What job was it meant to accomplish?

Here is the entire Local Variables section I am using for this file:

%Local Variables:
%tex-command:"c:\\texmf\\miktex\\bin\\tex "
%tex-dvi-view-command:"c:\\texmf\\miktex\\bin\\yap.exe -1"

The version of TeX I am using accepts optional arguments in format:

It (gracefully, I must say) ignores the arguments if they are quoted,
which is how Emacs was delivering them on the command line.

Perhaps I'm not supposed to be including quotes when I specify the
string, but default values are quoted, so I did mine too.

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