[texhax] using /include

Bart C. Wise tug at wiseguysweb.com
Tue Jul 24 23:02:42 CEST 2007

In the /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf file, there is a variable that controls
whether you can write to a file (i.e. the aux file) that is not in your
current working directory.

The default setting (on my system) is as follows: openout_any = p
This indicates that you cannot go to parent directories and other

Change this to: openout_any = a
This will allow you to open any file.  You may also want to look at the
'r' option and see if that suits your purpose.

On Fri, 2007-07-13 at 10:02 -0500, richter at math.umn.edu wrote:
> need help with /include.
> I can get  /include{<file>} to work provided that <file> is in the same 
> directory as the source. However, if <file> is in a different directory, 
> I get an error message
> saying it can't write to the .aux file. 
> What seems to be happening is that if
> <file> is in the same directory as the source file then a file.aux file  
> is created,
> but if <file> is in a different directory then no file.aux file is 
> created, and hence the error message.
> (/input{<file>} does work (I guess it does not need a  file.aux file)).
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> Wayne Richter
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