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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 21:26:33 CET 2017

2017-01-15 21:05 GMT+01:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:

> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > No, ./ is not a path specification, the normalization rules will
> > remove it, ./foo.tex is the same as foo.tex. If you want to specify
> > the path, ../Welcome/foo.tex will help because such a file is not
> > below dynamic-content.
> What are "the normalisation rules", Zdeněk ?
> ** Phil.

A path can be specified by many equivalent ways, for instance a/./b is the
same as a/b, a/c/../b is again a/b (it need not be true in unix systems).
Doble slashes are ignored too, a//b is again a/b. The canonical path does
not contain double slashes, ./, ../, the engine may remove them before
searching the file.

Zdeněk Wagner
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