[NTG-context] texexec command line switches missing in ruby version

Sanjoy Mahajan sanjoy at mrao.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 27 13:59:05 CEST 2006

I'm not sure if your command got mangled by the mailer disliking long
lines, but it looks like you have this line:

  ralf at schrotti:~/tmp$ ~/texmf/scripts/context/ruby/texmfstart.rb texexec t.tex --  result bla.pdf

i.e. something like "texexec t.tex -- result bla.pdf"

The texexec man entry, I think for the perl version, says:

              Allows you to change the  basename of the  output
              file.   See --mode for an example.

And this command works:

  texexec t.tex --result=bla

Although at the end it says:

  TeXExec | renaming t to bla
  TeXExec | restoring t
  TeXExec | fatal error No such file or directory - t.tuo

Is the last line anything to worry about, perhaps in a more complex
test file that needed the .tuo file?

By the way, I use these two executable scripts to shorten the command

$ cat /home/sanjoy/bin/texmfstart
ruby `kpsewhich --format=texmfscripts texmfstart.rb` "$@"

$ cat /home/sanjoy/bin/texexec
texmfstart texexec.rb "$@"


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