[OS X TeX] \write18 and MacTeX-2007

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Mar 20 19:00:15 EDT 2008

On 20 mrt 2008, at 23:52, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 6:46 PM, Mark Eli Kalderon
> <eli at markelikalderon.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am guessing that the \write18 feature is turned off by default for
>> security reasons. Is there a way to enable this feature?
> If you using TeXShop open Preferences > Engine and put ``pdftex
> --shell-escape'', ``pdflatex --shell-escape'' instead of usual
> versions. If you using from terminal just type ``pdflatex
> --shell-escape'' etc

A single -, e.g. -shell-escape, will do for etex & friends


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