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Re: [help-texinfo] texi2dvi: Preserve foo.log

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] texi2dvi: Preserve foo.log
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 18:23:49 -0400

    I think clean = tidy + mostlyclean.

By mostlyclean you mean removing the tidy dir at the end?  Yeah, I can
agree with that, after moving the main output file to the main dir of
course.  I'd say don't bother with the log.  If people want the log,
they shouldn't use --clean.  The log by itself is kind of unlikely to be
helpful anyway.

So maybe we have the following:
--tidy, which runs TeX in a temp dir and leaves stuff around
  (use when actively maintaining a doc),
--clean, which runs TeX in a temp dir and removes the temp dir at the end,
  (use to just get the output, eg, running texi2dvi --pdf in some
   distribution you download)
and --build=local, which runs TeX in the local dir and leaves all the
  files.  (It uses a temp dir for those other purposes and removes
  it at the end, but that's kind of irrelevant.)


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