[tex-live] Re: paranoid file handling

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Fri Nov 5 20:52:50 CET 2004

Hans Hagen writes:

> Hi (probably Olaf),
> When openin_any = p we get:

> pdfetex: Not writing to
> /somepath/www.pragma-pod.com/someplace/somefile (openin_any = p).

> The message is kind of wrong, since it should be "Not reading from".

Hm.  Need to check that.

> I wonder why this file is not read since it's not something

> .
> ./
> ../
> whatever/../../../

> or: shouldn't period prevention be limited to the occurence of . and
> .. path segments only? Nowadays paths with periods in it are rather
> common.

The period is not the reason: you've specified an absolute path for
which TEXINPUTS doesn't contain a "root".

Olaf Weber

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