Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:42:37 +0200
Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:
>> While trying to run LaTeX from WinEdt using the --src option
>> I got an error message saying that this option is not known to
> you're using windows (winedt is a real giveaway...). most people
> assume tex-k is only for un*x tex, but of course fptex is a windows
> port of a kpathsea-based system.
> if you're using fptex, i would guess that the switch (if your version
> has it at all) is the same as that in my tetex-beta: -src-specials
FWIW, --src should work as well (and does for me); from the web2c
To provide a clean and consistent behavior, we chose to have all these
programs use the GNU function `getopt_long_only' to parse command lines.
As a result, you can:
* give the options in any order, interspersed as you wish with
* use `-' or `--' to start an option name;
* use any unambiguous abbreviation for an option name;
This probably means that the OP is using some other TeX
implementation, but since we don't know which, it's indeed
hard to give any useful advice ...