[NTG-pdftex] pdftex -ini

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Sep 8 21:25:52 CEST 2004


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

    >> 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)
    >  [1{/usr/lo...

    > 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...

Hartmut, many thanks for the response.
Maybe it can be done like this:

This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
entering extended mode 
(./xx.tex
pdfeTeX: output format initialized to PDF
[1(/usr/lo...

Regards,
  Reinhard

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