[tex-k] --src

Stefan Ulrich stefan.ulrich@elexir.de
Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:42:37 +0200

Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:

>> While trying to run LaTeX from WinEdt using the --src option
>> I got an error message saying that this option is not known to
>> LATeX.

> you're using windows (winedt is a real giveaway...).  most people
> assume tex-k is only for un*x tex, but of course fptex is a windows
> port of a kpathsea-based system.

> if you're using fptex, i would guess that the switch (if your version
> has it at all) is the same as that in my tetex-beta: -src-specials

FWIW, --src should work as well (and does for me); from the web2c
info page:

  To provide a clean and consistent behavior, we chose to have all these
  programs use the GNU function `getopt_long_only' to parse command lines.

  As a result, you can:
   * give the options in any order, interspersed as you wish with
     non-option arguments;

   * use `-' or `--' to start an option name;

   * use any unambiguous abbreviation for an option name;

This probably means that the OP is using some other TeX
implementation, but since we don't know which, it's indeed
hard to give any useful advice ...

Stefan Ulrich