[tex-k] exit code and --interaction
mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Oct 31 19:28:43 CET 2008
Joachim Schrod a écrit :
> You can't pipe complete documents into TeX when using batchmode;
Is it documented somewhere? I can't find any reference (checked pdftex
man page and web2c.pdf).
> have to use scrollmode.
Ok, I will try.
> It is also sensible to set the jobname,
I set it in my actual script.
> I.e., you'll use it as:
> my $latex_cmd = DC::Command->new("pdftex",
> '-interaction', 'scrollmode',
> '-jobname', $job_name, '\relax');
> Where DC::Command->new is a wrapper to create an IO::Pipe.
> I recently discovered that deficiency of TeX in a project of mine,
> where I get ca. 600 MB data from a Web service, generate TeX source on
> the fly, and pipe that into TeX for processing. Well, that the Log
> file now has all the input, too, and needs to be sanitized later on --
> if you ever need to keep processing log for reference, but except for
> that, it works like a charm. (These 600MB are actually 12,000
> documents, I later split the DVI file. This and several other
> optimizations brought down processing time from 20 hours to 45
Sounds cool. Is your tex flow similar to the tex deamon used eg in the
mathtran project? I'd be interested in hearing more details about it
(offlist of course).
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