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## Re: [O] Export to pdf when path name has ~

 From: Nicolas Goaziou Subject: Re: [O] Export to pdf when path name has ~ Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 21:52:48 +0200

```Hello,

> And, indeed, running pdflatex on that file works perfectly fine from the
> shell:
>
> #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE
> 17:37:57 /tmp> /Library/TeX/texbin/pdflatex ~/Org/TODO.tex
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded
> format=pdflatex)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> (/Users/stig/Org/TODO.tex
> LaTeX2e <2015/01/01>
>
> [...]
>
> Output written on TODO.pdf (10 pages, 206446 bytes).
> Transcript written on TODO.log.
> #+END_EXAMPLE
>
>
> ... except if you use the full path (rather than the symlink), in which case
> pdflatex chockes on the filename:
>
> #+begin_example
> 17:27:25 /tmp> pdflatex "/Users/stig/Library/Mobile
> Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Org/TODO.tex"
> This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.16 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded
> format=pdflatex)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> ! I can't find file `"/Users/stig/Library/Mobile Documents/com"'.
>                    \protect
> <*> "/Users/stig/Library/Mobile Documents/com~
>                                               apple~CloudDocs/Org/TODO.tex"

Indeed. It seems pdflatex doesn't like the ~ sign excepted at the
beginning of the filename. It doesn't seem to be Org related though.

In any case, I'm wondering if we really need to send the full canonical
path (as returned by `file-truename') of the tex file to the pdflatex
process.

For example, we could set `default-directory' to the directory of the
tex file and provide only relative filename with %f. If needed, %F may
be used for the full path. I don't think it would introduce
incompatibilities.

WDYT?

Regards,

--
Nicolas Goaziou

```