[tex-k] bibtex should print the path of the bib files it uses

Manuel López-Ibáñez manuel.lopez-ibanez at ulb.ac.be
Mon Apr 20 11:42:54 CEST 2015

On 18/04/15 01:30, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Manuel - thanks for the report.  I'm not sure that we should change
> the default bibtex output after all these years, but maybe.  I'll ask
> Oren what he thinks.  We could at least provide a -verbose option.
> Of course running kpsewhich foo.bib should yield the information, or
> running KPATHSEA_DEBUG=-1 bibtex ..., but I recognize that there's no
> reason to think of doing such things in the situation you describe.

Thanks Karl for considering this. Do any tools rely on the list of files 
printed by bibtex? If so, I do not understand how they can do anything with 
this info without the path. They will need to call kpsewhich, which is 
idempotent anyway, thus they should keep working.



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