[NTG-pdftex] no etex while dump

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jul 22 16:49:58 CEST 2005


On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 04:44:07PM +0200, Pawel Jackowski wrote:

> To summarize; under bash (linux or cygwin) environment and gcc as a 
> builder, things are consistent, although seems to be mysterious. To be 
> on safe side, a star should be quoted. Under windows the behaviour is 
> environment/compiler dependent. Binaries made by M$ compiler behaves 
> quite well; the star is not expanded anyhow by shell and is passed to 
> TeX as is. Consequently, it CAN'T be quoted with backslash, since TeX 
> reports `Undefined control sequence \*' then. Windows binaries made by 
> gcc under cyg environment works like those under linux. That is the 
> whole mystery. -etex commandline option will fix the inconsistency.

What about quoting with double quotes?
  "*z.tex" instead of \*z.tex

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>
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