[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Feature Requests-421 ] \pdf shell escape addition

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Feature Requests item #421, was opened at 2005-08-26 18:32
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: Accepted
Priority: 5
Submitted By: ivo welch (iaw4)
Assigned to: Taco Hoekwater (taco)
Summary: \pdf shell escape addition

Initial Comment:

I would humbly request that in addition add to \write18
('--shell-escape'), you add a new command, say \input18
(or \pdftexshellinput18), which like \write18 executes
a system() command on its argument, but which then
pushes the stdout output from this shell command into
the stdin stream that TeX is processing.  (no, writing
to a file and then inputting it does not do the job.)

I cannot contribute to the code base of TeX, which
seems like black magic to me.  But I can offer $300 for
this facility.  If someone was planning to spend the
time to do this anyway, this may push him/her over the
margin.  However, it is important to me that this
enters the standard feature set of pdftex, so that it
will persist through future versions, so this would be
part of the bargain here.

regards,

/ivo welch

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>Comment By: ivo welch (iaw4)
Date: 2006-06-10 21:05

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any chance this will happen, taco?  regards, /ivo


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Comment By: Taco Hoekwater (taco)
Date: 2005-08-27 07:01

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I have an idea on how to do this, so I've assigned it to myself

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