[tex-live] pretest: epstopdf overwrites existing files

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Jul 6 02:20:42 CEST 2009

Heiko Oberdiek a écrit :
>> A pdf generated by epstopdf is sort an intermediate file like .log, .aux, etc.
>> Most .pdf files are not intermediate files. The real problem is to distinguish
>> between those too kinds of pdf files. How about using a specific extension for
>> auxiliary pdf files, such as .epstopdf? I think it eliminates the core problem
>> of knowing whether the pdf can be overwritten or not.
>> Of course, it would require some adaptations to the code, but it should be doable.
> Already done, see previous mail about new option `suffix'.

> I had also considered a different extension. However in some worlds
> the extension denotes the file type. It might confuse users and
> programs, if PDF files don't have the expected extension.
Right. I thought changing the base name of the file would make things more
complicated for the graphics package, but apparently I was mistaken.

Thanks a lot for this new feature, so promptly implemented!


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