Relative paths with windows path separator does not work in TeXlive2019.

Kirill Balunov kirillbalunov at
Fri Jul 26 13:53:22 CEST 2019

 Paul thanks! It works to some extent, though again it uses the specifics
of windows:)) As suggested in this answer on windows you need to use a
`;` (semicolon) instead of  a `:` (colon). But this works.

with kind regards,

пт, 26 июл. 2019 г. в 13:02, Paul Gessler <pdgessler at>:

> I do not have a Windows machine to hand to test, but would adding your
> input file's path to the TEXINPUTS environment variable suffice for
> your use case? Only do this when you need to find files with this type
> of path specification, not in general. I _think_ it will do what
> you're after, without needing to add another command line option. I
> could be wrong (please someone tell me/Kirill if so).
> Paul
> On Fri, 26 Jul 2019 at 04:33, Kirill Balunov <kirillbalunov at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hmm, thanks again. It is clear that everything is not easy with this
> option. Then what do you think about the additional option
> `-input-directory=` that will also be as good as  `-output-directory=`?  Or
> do you think this is an overkill for this?
> >
> > with kind regards,
> > -gdg
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