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

 From: Rasmus Subject: Re: [O] Export to pdf when path name has ~ Date: Fri, 27 May 2016 09:04:44 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

```Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

It would make sense to run the process starting from the path of the
compiling org document (in Stig’s example from the Org folder).  AFAIK
this is what AUCTeX does (modulus the value of TeX-master) and I think the
build in TeX compiler as well.

I also agree that the best way would be to change the meaning of %f.

Rasmus

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