[tex-live] feature request

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 28 10:57:40 CEST 2004

Hans Hagen writes:

> Hi,
> since we have

>    -shell-escape
>    -src-specials

> (we miss the negations, so maybe they should have been -shell-escape=t|f)

We don't need the negations for -src-specials, as they only get going
by the option anyway.  For -shell-escape it should be added.

> i think we should also have

>    -openout_any=a|p|n
>    -openin_any=a|p|n

> so that one can have control over this feature without the need to
> adapt the config file

Right now you can set an environment variable, but I agree that an
option is better here.

> This is something that one needs when using tex in web apps (remote
> publishing and so) in a mixed context (local users versus remote
> users) so that one can then run tex in a more restricted mode

> Although still open for problems i can also imagine a more specific
> setup, where a series of input/output specs restict file access to
> certain paths.

Olaf Weber

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