[tex-live] pdfopen/pdfclose

Dan Luecking dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 22 18:19:03 CEST 2014

On Wed, 21-5-2014, at 15:21:33 CEST, Bob Tennent (rdt at cs.queensu.ca) wrote:

>It seems the applications with these names on MiKTeX differ from the
>applications in TeXLive on Linux.  What does TeXLive on Windows offer?

It offers the same set of programs in the pdftools package
as in other architectures (plus one more: pdfdde). The man
pages are the same for all architectures, though they seem
to be incorrect, at least for the windows programs:
   pdfopen/close file.pdf
doesn't work, requiring
   pdfopen/close --file file.pdf
The correct syntax is displayed by
   pdfopen --help
Brief testing shows them working as expected/documented:
pdfopen opens a pdf file and pdfclose closes it, provided
it was opened with pdfopen (Win 7, Reader version 11.0.07).

Both seem to be wrappers for pdfdde.exe


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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