[dev-context] removing .pgf file with --purgeall

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Jun 10 11:27:52 CEST 2009

Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 17:48, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>>> Hello Hans,
>>> may I request removing \jobname.pgf when doing context/ctxtools
>>> --purgeall (in both mkii/mkiv)? That's a file that TikZ creates by
>>> default (similar to \jobname-mpgraph*, only serving a different
>>> purpose) and is only needed when a document is compiled on computer
>>> without tikz installed.
>> is this name configureable? can we turn it into something \jobname-temp.pgf
>> or so? (as we do with the mp temp files)
>> or maybe \jobname-pgfgraphic.pgf or so.
> I don't believe that it's configurable (though it could be possible to
> send a request to Till Tantau). The code is just:
> \def\pgfutil at aux@read at hook{
>   \pgfutil at IfFileExists{\jobname.pgf}{\input \jobname.pgf\relax}{}
>   \csname newwrite\endcsname\pgfutil at auxout
>   \csname openout\endcsname\pgfutil at auxout\jobname.pgf
> }
> Is the main concern being afraid of removing some file with the same ending?

indeed; it's why i have the -mpgraph

it would be handy if there was


or so, but for the moment i've just added the suffix to the remove list 
and we leave it to the user not to use the pgf suffix otherwise


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