[OS X TeX] spaces in names

Roberto Avanzi roberto.avanzi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 16 14:22:55 EST 2006

On 16 Mar 2006, at 12:55, Massimiliano Gubinelli wrote:

> thanks to all.
>  to clarify my problem: I do not mind of \input files. All I'm  
> trying to do is to compile a simple tex file whose name is "test  
> 1.tex" (with a space between test and 1). If I open it in TeXShop  
> it doesn't compile either. The log window says
> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
> \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> ! I can't find file `"test 1.tex"'.
> <*> "test 1.tex"
> Please type another input file name:
> as in my previous attemps from the command line.
> I do not understand why TeX puts double quotes around the file name  
> when it reports the error.
> Can somebody reproduce this?
> I have TeXshop 2.08 and the Gerben Installation dated 2005/10/09.

Weird.  I have the latest gwTeX and TeXShop and have no problem
typesetting a file called "tesi di laurea.tex" (with not one
but TWO spaces - it's my diploma thesis because that's the last
thing I wrote in plain TeX and not in LaTeX - 9 years ago).


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