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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Mar 10 17:54:40 CET 2007

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

>>>>>> "Taco" == Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:
>   > Somebody on tex-implementors suggested an Abort/Retry/Fail
>   > approach like DOS used to have, and that makes sense to
>   > me. Definately on Windows, but I would like to have that as well
>   > (and I am on linux).
> The real problem is that the name of the output file is changed
> silently unless a new name is provided.  If this can be fixed, you can
> press <return> as often as you want.  You will remain in the loop
> as long as tex can not access the file and tex will proceed when the
> file is accessible.
> An easy way to abort would be nice, for instance, let tex abort
> immediately when CTRL-C is pressed while tex is waiting for input
> from the keyboard.

That makes pressing C-c a matter of timing: if you press it while TeX
is busy (in order to get control back and check where you are), and
TeX manages to get to the input prompt just before you actually press
C-c, the process will get terminated accidentally.

So I think that pressing C-c twice should be required for termination.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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