[NTG-pdftex] pdftex -ini

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Sep 8 01:26:45 CEST 2004


>>>>> "Hartmut" == Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de> writes:

    >> $ pdftex -ini '\pdfoutput=1 \end' 
    >> This is pdfeTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
    >> (INITEX)
    >> \write18 enabled.
    >> %&-line parsing enabled.  
    >> output format initialized to DVI

    > well, it seems that the last line reflects the status of the
    > -output-format switch, which defaults to DVI. The \pdfoutput
    > directive comes after the printing of this line. You see this
    > also if you put \pdfoutput=1 \end into a file.

Yes, maybe the message should be deferred until the output file is
opened.  When the output file is opened, pdftex definitely knows
whether it produces DVI or PDF.

Unfortunately then in my example the message wouldn't appear at all.

Regards,
  Reinhard

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