[NTG-pdftex] pdftex -output-comment=STRING

Akira Kakuto kakuto@fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Sun Jul 11 01:21:18 CEST 2004


> pdftex --help gives
> 
> -output-comment=STRING  use STRING for PDF file comment instead of date
> 
> but the manpage says that "In DVI mode, use string for the DVI file
> comment instead of the date. This option is ignored in PDF mode."
> 
> And i couldn't find any trace of STRING in the PDF file, but it's in the
> DVI file. So it seems this would be more correct:
> 
> -output-comment=STRING  use STRING for DVI file comment instead of date

I send an example patch:

Best regards
Akira
------------------------------------------------


--- texmfmp-help.h.orig	Mon Jun 07 19:39:40 2004
+++ texmfmp-help.h	Sun May 09 12:53:26 2004
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@
     "  most commonly `aleph'.",
     "",
     "  Alternatively, if the first non-option argument begins with a backslash,",
-    "  interpret all non-option arguments as a line of e-Omega input.",
+    "  interpret all non-option arguments as a line of Aleph input.",
     "",
     "  Alternatively, if the first non-option argument begins with a &, the",
     "  next word is taken as the FMT to read, overriding all else.  Any",
@@ -360,7 +360,9 @@
     "                          the bits of NUMBER",
     "[-no]-mktex=FMT         disable/enable mktexFMT generation (FMT=tex/tfm)",
     "-mltex                  enable MLTeX extensions such as \\charsubdef",
-    "-output-comment=STRING  use STRING for PDF file comment instead of date",
+    "-output-comment=STRING  use STRING for DVI file comment instead of date",
+    "                          in the case of DVI output (no effect for PDF)",
+    "-output-format=FORMAT   use FORMAT for job output; FORMAT is `dvi' or `pdf'", 
     "[-no]-parse-first-line  disable/enable parsing of the first line of the",
     "                          input file",
     "-progname=STRING        set program (and fmt) name to STRING",
@@ -416,7 +418,9 @@
     "                          the bits of NUMBER",
     "[-no]-mktex=FMT         disable/enable mktexFMT generation (FMT=tex/tfm)",
     "-mltex                  enable MLTeX extensions such as \\charsubdef",
-    "-output-comment=STRING  use STRING for PDF file comment instead of date",
+    "-output-comment=STRING  use STRING for DVI file comment instead of date",
+    "                          in the case of DVI output (no effect for PDF)",
+    "-output-format=FORMAT   use FORMAT for job output; FORMAT is `dvi' or `pdf'", 
     "[-no]-parse-first-line  disable/enable parsing of the first line of the",
     "                          input file",
     "-progname=STRING        set program (and fmt) name to STRING",
@@ -443,10 +447,10 @@
     "  Any remaining COMMANDS are processed as pdfxTeX input, after TEXNAME is read.",
     "  If the first line of TEXNAME is %&FMT, and FMT is an existing .fmt file,",
     "  use it.  Else use `NAME.fmt', where NAME is the program invocation name,",
-    "  most commonly `pdfetex'.",
+    "  most commonly `pdfxtex'.",
     "",
     "  Alternatively, if the first non-option argument begins with a backslash,",
-    "  interpret all non-option arguments as a line of pdfeTeX input.",
+    "  interpret all non-option arguments as a line of pdfxTeX input.",
     "",
     "  Alternatively, if the first non-option argument begins with a &, the",
     "  next word is taken as the FMT to read, overriding all else.  Any",
@@ -472,7 +476,9 @@
     "                          the bits of NUMBER",
     "[-no]-mktex=FMT         disable/enable mktexFMT generation (FMT=tex/tfm)",
     "-mltex                  enable MLTeX extensions such as \\charsubdef",
-    "-output-comment=STRING  use STRING for PDF file comment instead of date",
+    "-output-comment=STRING  use STRING for DVI file comment instead of date",
+    "                          in the case of DVI output (no effect for PDF)",
+    "-output-format=FORMAT   use FORMAT for job output; FORMAT is `dvi' or `pdf'", 
     "[-no]-parse-first-line  disable/enable parsing of the first line of the",
     "                          input file",
     "-progname=STRING        set program (and fmt) name to STRING",



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