[NTG-pdftex] pdfinitex != pdftex --ini?

Hans Hagen pragma@wxs.nl
Sun, 21 Mar 2004 22:04:18 +0100


At 20:18 20/03/2004, you wrote:
>What is the difference between pdfinitex and pdftex --ini?
>
>hahe@hahepc1:~$ pdfinitex y
>This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.20a-rc1-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdfinitex.efmt
>fmtutil: no info for format `pdfinitex'.
>I can't find the format file `pdfinitex.efmt'!
>
>hahe@hahepc1:~$ pdftex --ini y
>This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.20a-rc1-2.1 (Web2C 7.5.2) (INITEX)
>  %&-line parsing enabled.
>output format initialized to DVI
>(./y.tex
>! Missing { inserted.
><to be read again>
>                    {
>l.1 \hbox{
>           abc}
>?
>
>Shouldn't the first behave as the second?

i'd think so, maybe some progname confusion, i.e. they have different 
'names' unless (in windows:) we would have:

   pdfinitex.bat

contains:

   @echo off
   texmfstart texexec.pl %*



Hans