[OS X TeX] --shell-escape

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 19 10:32:20 EDT 2010

On Jul 19, 2010, at 7:34 AM, Antonio Cosma wrote:

> Dear all
> I've been a subscriber to this list for a couple of years, and I take
> advantage of this post to thank you all for the valuable help I received. I
> usually find the answer to my questions just by browsing old messages, but
> this time I didn't succeed, so I dare to post.
> I am using Tikz and Gnuplot to produce graphs. I use the default pdflatex
> engine to typeset.
> I have TexLive 2009 and Gnuplot 4.2 patch 6.
> I used the installation suggested by Peter Vamos on this list, and
> everything works fine (thanks!) by compiling from the command line
> pdflatex --shell-escape gnuplot-basics.tex
> I was wandering wether it is possible to pass the "--shell-escape" option by
> typesetting with TexShop, for instance by writing in the first line
> %& --shell-escape
> or something similar
> Best regards
> Anonio


The pdflatex engine used by TeXShop already has the --shell-escape option set by default. Take a look at TeXShop->Preferences->Engine->PdfTeX->Latex for the command used.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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