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makeindex and restricted \write18

I use the nomenclature package to create nomenclature sections for my papers. I haven't done a paper in a while with a nomenclature, but today it is not working. In order to use the nomenclature ...
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pdflatex error \write18 and pdflatex.fmt not found

I have a TexLive 2014, but it doesn't work as I expected! It's seem to be an issu ever seen but I don't understand what can I do! This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014) ...
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1answer
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Can't enable shell-escape

I've been trying to add the --shell-escape argument to my pdflatex, and right about nothing works. I'll summarize what I've done so far: Add --shell-escape to existing pdflatex.exe Add ...
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1answer
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-shell-escape for gnuplot: it does not works when I launch pdflatex programatically

The situation and the issue When I launch pdflatex from another program, programatically, it seems that, even with the option -shell-escape, I am not able to launch gnuplot. I have asked to ...
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How to enable --shell-escape when using pdflatexmk?

I want to use the auto-pst-pdf package and therefore I need the --shell-escape option to be enabled. I did this in my TeXShop preferences as follows: However when I use pdflatexmk (by writing % ...
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1answer
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How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled?

I am using \write18 enabled (or --shell-escape) with externalization to compile a bunch of PGFplots. The first run takes much time, and I noticed that pdflatex only runs on one CPU core. Is there any ...
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1answer
460 views

Using “latex” to externalize tikz graphics wont work

I am lost in tex! I try to run a tay example, which you can find here: EXAMPLE If I run it, using pdflatex -src -interaction=nonstopmode -shell-escape faster-latex-part2.tex everything works fine, ...
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1answer
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“shell escape” is not enabled - chemscheme/chemstyle

I am having issues with -shell-escape. I do not know really what this is, and how to apply it. Furthermore, I have read elsewhere that I is possibly dangerous to summon this command. Any help would be ...
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2answers
951 views

PSTricks and LaTeX vs. pdfLaTeX

I'm trying to convert my thesis to pdfLaTeX, as latex + dvips behaves ugly when it comes to break (really long) URLs... I'm using up-to-date TeXLive 2012 on Linux. The only problem is (so far), that ...
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2answers
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Does the lualatex shell enable behavior differ from pdflatex on purpose?

I am trying to use TikzEdt, an editor for TikZ graphics. For some tasks TikZ needs to call other commands so I tried to enable this by the parameter --shell-escape passed to lualatex (on Windows, ...
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1answer
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How to enable shell-escape in TeXworks?

I require use of the minted package of similar one which support Prolog syntax-highlighting. Given that I use the TeXworks "IDE", how do I enable shell-escape? Though I attempted—see above—I still ...
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1answer
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Compiling CircuiTikZ with -shell-escape (pdflatex)

I'm trying to use both CircuiTikZ and pgfplots. In order not to overflow LaTeX memory, I use the TikZ externalize library with -shell-escape command in pdfLaTeX. It compiles the pgfplots nicely, but ...
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1answer
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Trailing space to end \input| argument

Why do \message{\input|"texlua ..."} and \message{\input|"texlua ..." } give very different results? Notice the extra space before } in the second case. Minimal example to be compiled with pdftex ...
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Using \input|texlua… to emulate \directlua in pdfTeX

When --shell-escape is enabled, pdfTeX allows to run external programs and input the result expandably with \input|"...". Together with the Lua interpreter texlua, this could be used to provide a ...
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1answer
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GraphViz and LaTeX; gives blank PDF

I've tried 4 different .sty files (most of which didn't work, some of which gave me errors on rendered page). Now trying with the dot2texi package, which is giving me a blank PDF. I have tried ...
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1answer
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How to get DVI files vs PDF files when using pstricks, aquamacs, and mactex

My setup is generating DVI output vs PDF when using pstricks with Aquamacs 2.3a and MacTex 2011 Simple latex files will create pdf files as expected from inside aquamacs and auto view in skim. When ...
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epstopdf warning: “Shell escape feature is not enabled.”

I'm having a bit of trouble trying to include .eps files in a LaTeX document compiled with pdfLaTeX. I've been told that I should use the epstopdf package to convert .eps files to .pdf on the fly. ...
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\write18 pass % through to shell

This has sort of been touched on in some other postings, but for path reasons I would like to avoid using a shell script and just use ImageMagick's (IM) convert command line executable directly from a ...