[NTG-pdftex] no etex while dump

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Jul 22 09:22:03 CEST 2005


Hartmut Henkel wrote:

>On Fri, 22 Jul 2005, Pawel Jackowski wrote:
>
>  
>
>>On 1.30-rc2 I made the following z.tex file:
>>
>>	\catcode`\{=1
>>	\catcode`\}=2
>>	\edef\z{\the\eTeXversion}
>>	\dump
>>
>>Then I hit
>>
>>	pdfetex -ini *z.tex
>>    
>>
>
>It's the shell:
>
> pdfetex -ini \*z.tex
>
>works :-)
>  
>
ah .. clever .. typical an 'error' one can spend hours to uncover; looks like a design flaw to choose '*' for this. 

how about an --etex switch that acts as synonym for this * 

Hans 


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