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My question is focused on the possibility of an Eclipse IDE and its plugin Texlipse. After generating the PDF file, I would like to add the prefix (or something similar), which would include system time. I hope my question is at least somewhat understandable. I think that a similar problem solved everyone, who must distribute pdf files between other colleagues. I know it's a stupid way versioning, but simple.


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You can put \currenttime in your tex file, e.g. in header or footer, to get the compile time in the pdf.

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It is possible, but I would like to get something like \currenttime into file name of the generated pdf. Is there any way of doing this? – jafan Dec 7 '12 at 14:30
I'm afraid it is not possible in Texlipse, since you could not set the compile option in Texlipse. Btw, if you use linux and can write compile the tex file from a console, you can use the follwing: pdflatex --output-dir=output/ --jobname=``date +%d_%m_%y-%H_%M_%S`` testtex.tex But this way will produce so many files. (for each compile times, you get new file and the old files are not deleted) – lazyboy Dec 15 '12 at 20:46
Please use only a single backquote (`) I don't know how to put the backquote in a literal/code String. – lazyboy Dec 15 '12 at 20:50

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