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How to influence the name of the pdf file created with pdfLaTeX (from within the source code)?

I have a template as follows.

% template.tex

    % 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!

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

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.

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

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    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

From within latex is not possible, try

latex --jobname=%1 "\def\InputFileName{%1}\input{template}"
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    +1 but I want to change it internally. – xport Jul 31 '11 at 20:15
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    from within latex is not possible – user2478 Jul 31 '11 at 20:23

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