[NTG-pdftex] input

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jul 1 10:38:54 CEST 2005


Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>>>>>"Hans" == Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> writes:
> 
> 
>   > Hi, how about
> 
>   > \pdfinput {filename} 
>   > \pdfopenin {filename} 
>   > \pdfopenout {filename}
> 
> Hi,
> if you provide new primitives, it would be nice to have a switch which
> forces \pdfopenout to create a file with the name <filename>.
> 
> It's quite annoying that `\openout\x=Makefile' creates a file
> `Makefile.tex'.
> 
> As far as \input and \openin is concerned, Knuth's rule is clear
> (first search for <filename> and then for <filename>.tex).  This is ok,
> but kpathsea's search strategy is wrong.

you can influence that in the texmf.cnf file

allow_multiple_suffixes = f

otherwise you will get searches for reinhard.kotucha.tex first if you ask for
reinhard.kotucha explicitly (years ago, when i was running tex over a network i 
noticed that this was slowing down tex a lot and then fabrice made that option)

Hans


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