Running dvips -z produces two temporary files head.tmp and body.tmp. So when I run dvips on different files concurrently in the same dir, sometimes the different head.tmp or body.tmp "overlap" (AFAICT).

Is there any way to change the name of these auxiliary files?

A MWE can be as follows (here I'm running dvips multiple times on the same file, but I think the problem is the same). If you run it, sometimes you end up with errors such as dvips: ! Could not find header file body.tmp..


cat <<EOF > mwe.tex

latex mwe

dvips -z mwe -o & \
    dvips -z mwe -o & \
    dvips -z mwe -o & \
    dvips -z mwe -o &


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