[tex-live] shell_escape extension patch

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Tue Jun 20 17:20:24 CEST 2006

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Christian Schenk wrote:

> Apologies if this has been handled already (I haven't read the whole
> thread yet):
> Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> >    \input "| perl -e 'print sqrt(\value{page})'"
> Is there a reason why the pipe symbol is always at the beginning? I
> think the syntax
>    \input "command |"
> would be much clearer (for \input files).
Following the syntax of open in Perl, it should be \input "command |". In
gnuplot notation it would be \input "< command". Octave (similarly as C)
distinguishes between fopen and popen, so maybe it should be
\pinput "command" or something like that.

> -Christian
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Zdenek Wagner
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