# Is it possible to change jobname from within the input file? [duplicate]

I have a template as follows.

% template.tex
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pstricks}
\SpecialCoor
\usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview}
\setlength\PreviewBorder{0pt}
\PreviewEnvironment{pspicture}

\begin{document}
\InputIfFileExists{\InputFileName}{%
% if it is compiled with latex.exe, it will produce DVI output with \InputFileName as its name.
% if it is compiled with pdflatex.exe or xelatex.exe, it will produce PDF output with \InputFileName as its name.
}{%
% notify error!
}
\end{document}


If I execute either TeXDviPsPdf.bat subfile or TeXPdf.bat subfile in the DOS prompt,

rem TeXDviPsPdf.bat takes a file name without extension
latex "\def\InputFileName{%1}\input{template}"
dvips %1.dvi
ps2pdf %1.ps
acrord32 %1.pdf

rem TeXPdf.bat takes a file name without extension
xelatex "\def\InputFileName{%1}\input{template}"
acrord32 %1.pdf


where the subfile.tex contains code as follows

% subfile.tex
\input{pstricks}
\begin{pspicture}(1,1)
\psframe(1,1)
\end{pspicture}


I will obtain subfile.pdf rather than template.pdf.

Is it possible to produce a DVI or PDF output with a name specified in the TeX input file?

Note: I can actually rename it in the batch files, but I want to know whether it is possible to be done internally.

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## marked as duplicate by Lev Bishop, lockstep, Alan Munn, Seamus, Martin Scharrer♦Aug 3 '11 at 19:30

What's the sense of \InputIfFileExists{\input{...}}{}? The command has three arguments and the first should be a file name. Please, correct the example. –  egreg Jul 31 '11 at 19:44
+1 @egreg: Thanks for checking the code. It has been corrected. –  xport Jul 31 '11 at 20:04
It's still wrong: why input the file twice? The file is input if it exists; the second argument contains code to be executed before inputting the file. –  egreg Jul 31 '11 at 20:13
@egreg: DONE. :-) –  xport Jul 31 '11 at 20:21

latex --jobname=%1 "\def\InputFileName{%1}\input{template}"