[metapost] Difference between "mpost file.mp" and "mpost ./file.mp"

Rasmus Villemoes burner+usenet at imf.au.dk
Fri Sep 10 22:53:11 CEST 2010

Dan Luecking <luecking at uark.edu> writes:

> Some programs will not overwrite "dot files". With TeX this is
> controlled by the variable openout_any in texmf.cnf. I tried
> changing it from p (paranoid) to a (any) but that didn't help this
> problem.
> Perhaps there is simply a bug in mpost in the handling of dot files.

Hm, it's not so much that "./myfile.mp" starts with a dot. I see the
same behaviour if I use the entire absolute path ("mpost -tex=latex

Rasmus Villemoes

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