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12 days ago
I mostly work on linux with texlive,
but sometimes with miktex in windows.
Now I even want to write some cross platform software based on latex.
By accident I found out that the option
-shell-escape common to all tex engines in texlive does not exist in miktex.
There it is called
Is this true? If so it is a superfluous and harmful difference.
Are there further differences known??
Mar 19 at 3:11
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The commandline and its options have always been implementation specific. looking at
miktex documentation there are several options I do not recognise from texlive,
Some, correspond to similar options in texlive's pdftex such as
--etex some correspond to specific miktex features such as its package installer.
Mar 19 at 9:30
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--shell-escapeas an option with miktex