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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: An idea about a change:

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: An idea about a change:
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 20:21:33 +0200
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Ralf Angeli <address@hidden> writes:

> * David Kastrup (2006-08-07) writes:
>> Hi, I found in the man page of PDFTeX the following:
>>      -output-format format
>>              Set the output format mode, where format must be either
>>              pdf or  dvi.  This also influences the  set of graphics
>>              formats understood by pdfTeX.
>> This more or less is the only compelling reason I see for calling TeX
>> and/or LaTeX with "\input{...}" instead of the file name directly.  If
>> we can get read of this, AUCTeX should be able to work reasonably well
>> as a TeX shell for file names including spaces.
>> It would basically affect only systems with
>> TeX-DVI-via-PDFTeX
>> set to t.  Can those that use it report whether their PDFTeX has the
>> -output-format switch?
> $ pdflatex -output-format dvi circ  
> -output-format: unknown option
> $ pdflatex --help | grep output-format
> $ pdflatex --version
> MiKTeX-pdfetex 2.4.2140 (1.21a) (MiKTeX 2.4)
> Copyright (C) 1982 D. E. Knuth, (C) 1996-2002 Han The Thanh
> TeX is a trademark of the American Mathematical Society.

Rats.  I still might be able to come up with something usable, but it
would be much more complicated, and it would work with spaces in file
names only when not using TeX-DVI-via-PDFTeX.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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