[OS X TeX] write18 and MacTeX-2007

Mark Eli Kalderon eli at markelikalderon.com
Fri Mar 21 11:42:50 EDT 2008

On Mar 20, 2008, at 11:46 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 20 Mar 2008, at 11:21 pm, Mark Eli Kalderon wrote:
>> Thanks all. Maarten's advice to run it on a need only basis seems  
>> sound.
>> Unfortunately I am not using pdflatex but xelatex. I tried -shell- 
>> escape
>> but it didn't work, and the options listed under xetex -help didn't
>> reveal anything obviously analogous. Any ideas? (If not, will try  
>> over
>> at the xetex mailing list.) Thanks again. Best, Mark
> Running xe(la)tex with -shell-escape should work; does it not remark  
> "\write18 enabled" when you do this? Or is it that the particular  
> thing you're trying to do with \write18 doesn't work, even once it's  
> enabled?

You are right, the script I was running with \write18 failed (wrong  
line endings). Thanks again for everyone's input. Best, Mark

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