[tex-live] biber in texmf.cnf

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Fri Sep 23 17:12:36 CEST 2011

Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Fri, 23 Sep 2011 14:49:58 +0200 schrieb Arno Trautmann:
>>>> is there a special reason that bibtex and bibtex8 made it into
>>>> texmf.cnf, but biber didn't? Maybe because it is too new and there's
>>>> too few experience with it?
>>> P.S. IMHO, it is better to ask such questions on biber mailing list.
>> It's a question about a TeX Live configuration file. How would that
>> /not/ belong here, but on the biber list?
> Because the biber people know how biber search for files and if it
> actually needs/uses texmf.cnf.

Oh, sorry, my question was unclear. I meant the section about shell-escape:

shell_escape_commands = \

So, it is allowed to start bibtex without --shell-escape, but not biber. 
Now, is this a good question? ;)


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