[tex-live] \write18 with aspell -c ?

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 16:37:35 CEST 2011

** Timothy Madden [2011-09-19 16:39:35 +0300]:

> Hello

> Since (La)TeX has no spell feature his own, would it be possible to allow
>     'aspell -c' ...
> to run from \write18 command, so I can use
>     \write18 {aspell -c \currfilepath}
> in my source just before \end{document} ?

Isn't a purpose of editor? For example, both Emacs and vim iable to
perform spell check on a file.

IMHO, your suggestion is wrong: even if aspell will be called like that
it's work would be useless, because most part of document is already
processed. Then imagine that you do a syntax error in a file and run
latex with `scroll..' option... it would be annoying.

P.S. Again, IMHO, such question better to ask in first place on texhax
mailing list.

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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