[tex4ht] Error when using minted package

Giuseppe Calà jiveaxe at gmail.com
Mon Jun 10 11:40:40 CEST 2013

Hi, I just discovered tex4ebook and seems effectively an useful tool. I 
started experimenting with it after reading README file, so I'm a very newbie.

The problem I want to report is an error during epub creation when using 
"minted" package in tex file. minted requires '-shell-escape' option to call 
external program. My tex file compiles fine with latex, but I get 

! Package minted Error: You must invoke LaTeX with the -shell-escape flag.

when using tex4ebook, also with '-s' option, as stated in README.

Here it is a very minimal example:


#include <iostream>
using namespace std;

int main()
   cout << "Hello Wordl!" << endl;
   return 0;


You need Pygments from http://pygments.org/.

I'm using the following command:

tex4ebook -s sample.tex

Any idea how to solve this?

Very thanks.

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