[tex-live] [XeTeX] Problem with XeTeX's (and perhaps other binaries -- not investigated) handling of --output-directory

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Jan 15 21:25:02 CET 2017

Zdenek Wagner wrote:

If you want to specify the path, ../Welcome/foo.tex will help because such a file is not below dynamic-content.

That would indeed appear to be the case, Zdeněk :

> E:\TeX\Projects\WBH\Welcome>xetex --output-directory=../dynamic-content ../welcome/foo.tex
> This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99996 (TeX Live 2016/W32TeX) (preloaded format=xetex)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> (../dynamic-content/../Welcome/foo.tex This is the intended foo.tex
> (e:/TeX/Projects/WBH/Welcome/foo.aux This is the intended foo.aux) )
> No pages of output.
> Transcript written on ../dynamic-content/foo.log.
> E:\TeX\Projects\WBH\Welcome>

but is not the path through which it finally located the intended "foo.tex" more than a little arcane ?

> (../dynamic-content/../Welcome/foo.tex This is the intended foo.tex ...)

** Phil.

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