[OS X TeX] typesetting engines in TeXShop
thk at science.uva.nl
Wed Nov 10 03:57:02 EST 2004
On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 "Herb Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On 11/9/04 2:32 AM, "Tom Koornwinder" <thk at science.uva.nl> wrote:
> > Thisa is nice, but writing such a script requires advanced knowledge of
> > Unix programming. For instance, I added a file pdfetex.engine
> > with the lines
> > #!/bin/sh
> > test -f "`kpsewhich pdfetex.fmt`" || fmtutil --byfmt pdfetex
> > exec pdfetex -fmt=pdfetex -progname=pdfetex "$@"
> > which I copied from a posting by Ros Moore.
> > ...
> Assuming you're careful enough to only use valid commands (i.e., commands
> that work directly from the terminal and substituting "$1" for the file name
> passed on to the engine (only that is passed by TeXShop) you don't have to
> do the check.
> Take a look at the xetex.engine and xelatex.engine files as examples. If you
> have Gerben's i-Installer version of TeX you may not even need to set the
Actually, the xetex.engine and xelatex.engine files give
i.e, without the flag
Just an example added to TeXShop with this flag would be helpful for some
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