[tex-k] dvips question or problem not sure which

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue Jul 8 11:47:10 CEST 2003

    I had to quote the =1 to not get a directory
    stack error message

That sounds like a function of the shell you're using, nothing about dvips.

    dvips -p "=1" -n 50 -o e emacs.dvi
    This is dvips(k) 5.92b Copyright 2002 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
    ' TeX output 2003.05.06:1137' -> e
    . <cmr8.pfb><cmsy9.pfb><cmti10.pfb><cmtt9.pfb><cmsl9.pfb><cmbx12.pfb>
    <cmb10.pfb><cmsl10.pfb><cmtt10.pfb><cmsy10.pfb><cmr10.pfb>[1] [2] [3] [4] [1] 
    [2] [3] [4]  ...  [46] 

It's doing what it's being told to do ...  It is starting at the first
physical page, and ending 50 pages later.  The confusion is that there
are two pages numbered `1', two pages numbered `2', and so on.  This is
due to various infelicities in texinfo.tex.

If you really want to end at the page numbered 50, you can use -l 50.

Also, you may wish to create emacs.dvi like this:

texi2dvi -t @setcontentsaftertitlepage -t @setshortcontentsaftertitlepage\

That way, the short and full contents will be printed after the title
page (where they should be), instead of at the very end of the document.

Happy printing,

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