[tex-live] Bug in TexLive 2005 and 2007? Non-writable aux-file

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Mar 6 21:16:15 CET 2007

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org> writes:

  > I confess I was confused by the possible involvement of LaTeX,
  > particularly as the log file shewed "\openout1 = `ex.tex'." which
  > did not appear in the original.  However, I have now replicated
  > the problem using Plain TeX :

  >> ALPHA6::Chaa006 : type ex.tex;3 \
  >> newwrite \aux
  >> \immediate \openout \aux = ex.aux
  >> \immediate \write \aux {END} \immediate
  >> \closeout \aux
  >> \end ALPHA6::Chaa006 :

  > and I can confirm that (under VMS), Ctrl-C followed by "X" has
  > exactly the same effect as with the LaTeX example.  Thus it does
  > indeed seem that it is TeX itself that is implicated, rather than
  > LaTeX or Web2C.

I tried your file on Linux but I opened a second shell window in order
to be able to see when ex.tex will be overwritten.  It happens when
Ctrl-c is pressed.


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