[OS X TeX] EPS to PDF--en masse?
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Jun 6 18:27:53 EDT 2004
On 7 jun 2004, at 0:15, Thomas Braun wrote:
> I was using a csh batch for such a task some years ago (see below).
> You need ghostscript for that (contributed by the i-installer). Copy
> the patch-file lines in a texteditor and save it in the directory with
> the epsfiles e.g. as allpdf.
> I hope this helps and keeps the quality. I had mixed experiences with
> ghostscript (or the eps files produced by some programs).
pstopdf is meant for multipage ps files, not for eps files. the
epstopdf script is meant for eps files. Another advantage is that it
will figure out what to name the result, based on the original input.
I have a few other comments on your script, especially now that the
default shell is bash, and no longer (t)csh:
Start a (shell) script with #!/path/to/interpreter, and the shell will
automagically find the right interpreter. Your script currently relies
on being executed from csh, i.e. it will not work on the current
default installation (the exclamation mark is important).
> set WORKFILE
> foreach FILE ( *.eps )
> set WORKFILE=`\ls $FILE | cut -d\. -f1`
> echo "*****Converting "$FILE
> ps2pdf $WORKFILE.eps $WORKFILE.pdf
> echo "done"
An updated version:
foreach f (*.eps)
echo "converting: $f"
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