Does TeX/TeXLive call system() ?

Aaron Gray aaronngray.lists at
Sun May 15 19:24:10 CEST 2022

Karl & Norbert,

Thanks, this is what I was after, but will also have to look at the source.


On Wed, 11 May 2022 at 22:51, Karl Berry <karl at> wrote:
>     Does TeX/TexLine call the system() system call and if it does what
>     does it do with it ?
> Norbert's reply is definitive :), but in case a little user-level
> description is of use:

Aaron Gray

Independent Open Source Software Engineer, Computer Language
Researcher, Information Theorist, and amateur computer scientist.

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