[tex-live] error on (after) texlive 2008 installation

Marc Herbert Marc.Herbert at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 10:28:52 CEST 2009

Zdenek Wagner a écrit :

> You should distinguish 3 different cases:
> 1. The name of the main file contains spaces. Its treatment has
> nothing to do with TeX, everything is done by the shell. The syntax
> just depend on your operating system and the shell. TeX gets the whole
> string in argv[1]. 

On the shell side of things, I find the "Guide to Unix Shell Quoting" an 
invaluable source of information:


And this is NOT an easy topic. Read for instance the "common 
misconceptions" paragraph.

The root reason why string handling is complicated in the shell is 
explained in this interview of the creator of the Bourne shell:

My 2 cents.

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