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TeXLive 2022 tries to use /root/.texlive2022 directory for an ordinary user

I installed TeXLive 2022 on Linux Slackware 15.0 PC. The installation was done as root. Then I added a script texlive.sh to /etc/profile dir: #!/bin/bash export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/texlive/2022/bin/...
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\filecontents worked once but always with error messages. What should I do?

I get error messages that don't make sense running code which I've adapted from https://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/CTAN/graphics/circuit_macros/doc/Circuit_macros.pdf. I've rewritten the code with the ...
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Can you detect from within TeX how the name of a file accessed by TeX is encoded?

This question is inspired by the question Input dynamically generated file name which basically is about truncating a given filename/the expansion of \jobname by two characters. In utf-8 the byte-...
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Append content to a file containing sharp

In my library, I need to be able to append some text to a file. The problem is that that file may contain the # symbol, and it turns out that every time I append something to a file containing a #, ...
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Execute System Command In LuaTeX

In a minimal testing environment (see Minimal Testing Environment For LuaMetaTeX) I can do the initial memory dump luatex --ini ./plain.tex \dump and then I would expect the following command to ...
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Appending Text to Each Line of an External File Using expl3 Syntax

Let us suppose I have an external questionfileone.tex file where each line of this external file represents a particular question text. It is something that I can use, for example, as a test database ...
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how to display part of the path

I use the currfile package to help keep track of the source of my latex files. I use Linux, and the full path of the file looks like this: /home/username/(various directories)/project-one/proposal/...
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\include pattern instead of filename

I'm fairly new to LaTeX. I am using Overleaf for my thesis, and, in order for Overleaf to display my chapters in the right order, I've prepended a number next to each of them: 01-intro.tex 02-...
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TeXstudio unable to notice different files that have the same name

I have duplicated a project contains "./TeX_files/chapter01..05". Now I am editing the new one. However, when I try to open "./TeX_files/chapterX" from the old one, TeXstduio opens ...
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File extension *.pag when compiling document with pdflatex and bibtex

I'm compiling my document with pdflatex and bibtex, using the following command: pdflatex main && bibtex main && pdflatex main && pdflatex main This generated a couple of ...
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How to query if a file has changed (a \IfFileHasChanged conditional)?

We know \IfFileExists{<file>}{<yes>}{<no>}. How can I create a command \IfFileHasChanged{<file>}{<yes>}{<no>} for a file which has changed (and does exist!). I mean ...
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Why my \AtBeginDocument and \AtEndDocument don't work in .sty file...?

I'm looking to set up a class that allows me to type a document for both teacher (complete) and students (with holes instead of text) that is differentiated using an \ifprof boolean. My macros and my ...
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Problem with latex files

I have a problem with one of my latex files. I was writing when my laptop stopped working. I don't know why, but I had to force it to restart and when I turned it on I had problem with my latex file: ...
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Use file with non-ascii letters in filename in \inputminted

I want to import some code into a LaTeX-File. The problem is, that in the path some special caracters appear. This still works fine: \inputminted[autogobble,breaklines]{java}{C:/Path/to/my/File.java} ...
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Conditionally overriding the includegraphics command to print file size in the corresponding caption

I want to analyze the file size of each graphics file used in my report. Therefore, I am trying to implement a new command by conditionally overriding the includegraphics command to print file size in ...
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Permission problems in accessing my local folder

I am having problems with file permissions in Windows 10. I am using TeX Live 2020. PdfLaTeX/LuaLaTeX is unable to access files in my local texmf tree. I am getting the following error: Process ...
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LuaLaTeX: How to include a generated file size in document?

How to include a generated file size in document with LuaLaTeX? Similar question was answered, but for pdflatex case here. The solution does not work with LuaLaTeX.
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Which files can be found by \(pdf)filesize?

Compiling the following code with pdfTeX: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} 1 \pdffilesize{XITS-Regular.otf} \par 2 \pdffilesize{/usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/xits/...
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Accidentally restricted TexShop from a folder

I made an extremely stupid error. I installed TexShop on a new computer and the first time I went to compile a document, it asked me if it was ok for TexShop to access the Documents folder. I, ...
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XeLaTeX Can't Write to File [duplicate]

Occasionally, when running xelatex (using TeX Live 2018 on Linux Mint 19.2), I encounter the following error message: (/usr/local/texlive/2018/texmf-dist/tex/latex/microtype/mt-cmr.cfg)) (/usr/local/...
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Filenames and ps2pdf

System: Windows 10, MikTeX 2.9, WinEdt 10.2 Workflow: tex -> ps -> pdf Problem: I created a file named "TeoriaTehtäviä.tex" containing two characters outside the 7 bit ASCII range. Here's what ...
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Can input command in pdflatex read files with extra long file names on Windows?

Is LaTeX (pdflatex) able to read files with extra long file names on Windows? (up to 32767 unicode characters) https://ss64.com/nt/syntax-filenames.html The NTFS file system supports large paths ...
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Read file contents to variable and iterate over each character in file (hexdump)

I need to read file content as string (binary file) to variable, then iterate over each character in that string, convert each character to its hexadecimal representation, use comma (or any other ...
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filename contains Chinese characters unable to be compiled by XeLaTeX [closed]

windows 10 TeXstudio 2.12.16 texlive2019 default installation it said: Could not start Build & View:XeLaTeX: xelatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "hashujixian-副本".tex but it ...
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opening a local .tex file in overleaf

I'd like to open a .tex file on my local system in overleaf. The api allows for this over by passing the uri https://www.overleaf.com/docs?snip_uri=http://pathtoyourfile.tex I would like to do ...
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Recursively search parent directories when including/inputting file

I'm wondering if it's possible to modify the function of the \input command so that e.g. \input{macros} would work recursively. Variant 1 Check if macros.tex exists in the current directory. If ...
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Where is the spelling exception list that TeXShop uses?

Does someone know where this file is on a Mac? I would like to access this file in order to make a copy of it, just in case TeXShop looses it...
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LuaLaTeX: How to correctly resolve absolute path with \directlua on Windows

I need to resolve absolute path to fonts: \setmainjfont[ Path = \currfileabsdir, UprightFont = fonts/HGS_Mincho/HGRMB.ttc, BoldFont = fonts/HGS_Mincho/HGRME.ttc ]{HGS ...
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make tex glossaries files accessible for all documents across system

I created some rather big glossaries files with symbols, acronyms, ... Glossary_Acronyms.tex Glossary_Glossary.tex Glossary_Symbols.tex for a programming project with multiple tex documents as their ...
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Different file opened by \openin (was: between 2017 and 2018)

Short version: It seems that some trivial behavior of file opening (\openin) changed between TeX Live 2017 and 2018 differs between environment. Only Overleaf one behaves differently. I did not see ...
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Include standalone files in subdirectories which read other files

I want to use package standalone together with PGFPlots and TikZ to generate figures. In particular, I want figures to be generated only if missing, using buildmissing package option for standalone ...
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File name not handled correctly in /foreach loop

For some reason when I try to specify a file name for \includegraphics in a loop, either using \foreach or using \clist, I get a file not found error. The error displays a valid path for the file, and ...
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LaTeX Fonts with fontspec-package

Today i figured out how to use system-installed-fonts with the fontspec-package and LuaLaTeX. But i can't figure out how to use fonts, that are installed in my texmf-tree! The fontspec-Manual says (...
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Write to a file outside of the current folder

Is it possible with TeX to write somewhere else than in the current folder? The following does not work: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \newwrite\tempfile \openout\tempfile=/Users/colas/...
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Save data from all my .tex files to a global file

I want to keep track of some info of my .tex files. More precisely, I give an id (an integer) to my math exercises and would like to keep somewhere the maximal id already given (and maybe other info)....
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Shared MikTex install on windows server 2012 to generate PDF from IIS

I'm trying to install a shared MikTex on a Windows server 2012, so my web application (Perl CGI / IIS 8) can generate PDF files on the fly through pdflatex, and send them to the user. I managed to ...
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Export code samples AND display verbatim

I'd like to write a LaTeX document with code samples in a verbatim environment. I'd also like to export those code samples to named files so that they can be built and run. This allows me to easily ...
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morewrites: Failure to Compile, "Bad Number"

I have a project for which I have needed to resort to the morewrites package due to getting a No room for new \write. Up until a few months ago (which was when I last worked on it), this worked quite ...
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Where does TeXworks hide temporary files?

I am running TeXWorks under Windows 10. If I've made some changes to a .tex file, but have not yet saved those changes, then there surely must be a temporary file someplace where TeXworks keeps the ...
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Proper way of passing parametric filenames to \openin using xstring

I would like to open a file programmatically within latex depending on its filename. For example, if the filenames begin with '0' I know the path is in some folder, if it starts with '1' in another ...
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Read a file and store its contents in a variable

I am trying to implement single sourcing such that same document can be conditionally typeset for number of purposes. This is what I would like to do. \IfFileExists{../DecMaker.txt}{ var x = ...
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Compiling issues with minted: I can't write on file `thesis.pyg' [closed]

In my thesis I am using minted for listings and lots of short inline references. I'm running TeXLive on Windows with python 3.6. I am also using the cache, kpsewhich and outputdir options: \...
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includepdf and file with comma

How can I use filenames with commas with pdfpages? The grffile package didn't help, the \detokenize command didn't help either Also the \string command doesn't work. For ex. \includepdf{\string"C:/...
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How to delete a file in latex code?

How to delete a file in latex code with normal complie tex. I create temporary files and when i finish using them I want to delete them. It not delete by bash or editor. Thankyou!
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! I can't find file `tikzlibraryshape.code.tex'

I am using LaTeX and do not know how to fix this error ! I can't find file `tikzlibraryshape.code.tex'. <argument> ...nput tikzlibrary\pgf@temp .code.tex \catcode `\@ =\csname tikz... l.5 \...
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List all files in a folder [duplicate]

Does anybody know how I can read all the files in a specific folder and use the filenames in my LaTeX document? I want to automatically create a seating chart with the fotos in a folder.
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tlmgr installs files outside /usr/local during update --all in TL2016

texlive 2016 was installed locally in /usr/local/texlive/2016/ on a gentoo Linux system by the install-tl -gui installer. An update with tlmgr returns: /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux# ./...
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How do I copy the contents of a file with a given prefix to another file in restricted write18 enabled mode?

I know the prefix of a file - and I also know that there exists exactly 1 file with that prefix. I am running pdftex in restricted write18 enabled mode. I want to copy the contents of that file to a ...
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Are open \newwriter files closed when LaTeX exits prematurely with errors?

I am writing a package that needs to write at various times to an external file. For that I am using the \newwrite\mywriter and \immediate\openout\mywriter method. I know to use \closeout when done ...
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What are the naming rules for \newwrites in TeX? Can \newwrites be created dynamically?

I can create a \newwrite like this: \newwrite\filehandle \immediate\openout\filehandle=\jobname-semantically_useful_suffix.txt \immediate\closeout\filehandle Let's say I have languages stored in a ...
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