[NTG-pdftex] pdftex -ini
hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Wed Sep 8 02:29:25 CEST 2004
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> >>>>> "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
> 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.
Have tried it. A good place for the check and message seems to be
procedure fix_pdfoutput, which freezes the output mode once and forever.
Then one gets:
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
entering extended mode
(./xx.tex (output format initialized to PDF)
Needs this blank and some kind of brackets () around the string, and
unclear is which convention to follow, as ( officially already means
open file and [ means begin page...
> Unfortunately then in my example the message wouldn't appear at all.
Right, but who would care?
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