[OS X TeX] Re: Save date-time, not Print date

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Sun Jan 7 09:49:07 EST 2007

Victor Ivrii wrote:

> \documentclass[12pt]{article}
> \newcommand\file{foo}
> \begin{document}
> Test
> \immediate\write18{ls -l \file.tex | cut -b33-45 > \file.date}
> \input\file.date
> \end{document}

I copy pasted this on a new file and typeset it. I got an output with 
the word "Test" but nothing else.

Since what Companion2ed says about  \write is vanishingly small (in a 
footnote on p.131), I wasn't able to figure out what is going on/ not 
going on.


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