[texhax] Suppressing intermediary output

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 23:54:32 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR said the following at 09/09/2009 03:08 PM :
> Stephen McKeague wrote:
>> I know the command \nofiles prevents aux files from being generated, but 
>> can not find anything to prevent the log file from being generated.
> You can't.  It is created by TeX, and there is no provision
> for preventing it from being created.  You might (if you
> are sufficiently clever with your O/S) manage to get it
> sent to the null device, but I would not know where to start
> at accomplishing this.

In *NIX, something like:

ln -s /dev/null <filename.log>

Presumably there's something similar in Windows, but I have no idea what it
might be.

And, as Stephen says, this just stops the info being written to the file
(at least, it stops you from ever seeing that info).


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