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Questions tagged [shell-escape]

{shell-escape} is about the “--shell-escape” argument, i.e. to enable external running of commands from inside the ‘.tex’ file.

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Use output of external command in xifthen

It would like to call the kdb command from Elektra from within LaTeX documents and use its output to write LaTeX conditionals. Ideally, I would like to have something like: \documentclass{article} \...
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TeX-evince-sync-view locking up with this file [migrated]

This file when I compile it with AUCTeX, and then try to view it, using TeX-evince-sync-view, shows that one page has been compiled, but then shows a blank view. After I kill it, TeX-evince-sync-view ...
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How to add compilation parameters -shell-escape with arara

I am having trouble using compiling argument lualatex -shell-escape as mentioned in this question using arara. I cant get the right syntax, and I am failing to find it in arara user manual. I tryed ...
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Blank pdf document

I entered the LaTeX gnuplot code exactly as stated in this site, which should output the sine curve on the output document using TeXworks compiler. It compiles but produces an empty document. An ...
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How to automatically create multiple versions of a document with different paper sizes & reflecting this in the generated PDF filename?

I am using the moderncv class to prepare my resume for applying to jobs in the US (where the standard paper size is letter), and in UK (where the standard paper size is A4). Here is a MWE file called ...
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Texcount command not found system in MacTeX [closed]

I have a problem trying to invoke texcount from LaTeX file. I am using MacOS with MacTeX 2018 installed. texcount comes directly with the MacTeX and it is on the PATH. When I run texcount on command ...
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Conditional output dependent on --shell-escape option value

I would like to print the git revision of the document with the latexgit package, which requires the --shell-escape option to work. As this feature is very optional for building the document, I would ...
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mail merge and create multiple pdfs

I have a .csv file called sbriefdata with some data in it, for example A;B;10 C;D;20 E;F;30 G;H;40 and I want a separate .pdf file for each of the rows in the .csv file. I know how to do a mail ...
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pdfLaTeX not accepting shell commands despite shell-escape option

I am testing the shell escape option, but I am stuck on a very early level -trying to do: \input{|"time /t"}}. My pdfLaTeX is complaining: ! LaTeX Error: File `|"time /t".tex' not found. As far as I ...
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How to make LuaLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled? [duplicate]

I found this thread: How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled? It works great. But when I change to LuaLaTeX there is still just 1 cpu active. So is there a way to achive ...
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how to compile tex file with -shell-escape in AucTeX using C-c C-c on ubuntu

I want to compile my tex file with -shell-escape option in Emacs + AucTex using C-c C-c key binding. It gave me an error to run with -shell-escape. I know I can do it through terminal by latex -shell-...
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Making \psfrag replacement without using --shell-escape option

I am trying to submit latex manuscript on ScholarOne. In the latex file, I have used \psfrag to make text replacement on .eps file. On my PC I can use auto-pst-pdf package and compile the .tex file ...
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shell-escape and “tput: No value for $TERM and no -T specified”

I am using TexStudio 2.12.6 on TexLive 2015 (Debian). If I add the option --shell-escape to my compile command lualatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode -halt-on-error %.tex, I ...
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Can't execute jar from directory with umlaut

Okay so this is quite an exotic question and I am unsure whether it really fits on this page. But as it involves LaTeX I'll post it here. I have written a Java program that I am calling from inside ...
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Enable pdflatex -shell-escape in TeXstudio [duplicate]

My latex editor is TeXstudio and I need to configure it to enable pdflatex -shell-escape, is it possible to do it? compile with pdfLaTex, use Windows 10 and MikteX 2.9
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Display error messages in TeXstudio (--shell-escape)

In order to get three output files at the same time (by one compilation) I added the option --shell-escape and \ifx\conditionmacro\undefined \immediate\write18{% pdflatex --jobname="\jobname" ...
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How to use “Kpathsea” to open a sty file for users modifications

I have a package to create exam paper sujet.sty, in this package I have defined some commands like school which expand to the name of school. \def\school{name-of-school} I thought about using a ...
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A simple example on how to use shell-escape option

I have got an issue when using the moodle package which I suspect is related to the -shell-escape option see this question on TeX-exchange: error when using tikzpicture with moodle package. In my ...
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error when using tikzpicture with moodle package

I want to generate a quiz for my students to be imported within the moodle platform . The quiz includes some figure. I tried the moodle package from texlive 2018 but I get the following error when ...
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Tikz external with beamer animations

I'm trying to speed-up compilation of my multi-tikz .tex file. I found this topic and successfully applied the solution ; unfortunately, it doesn't work for animations inside the tikzfigure: Only the ...
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Can I make TeX echo what the document sends to \write18?

I'd like to see what's being sent to the shell (if it is indeed a real shell and not some direct process-spawning) during compilation of my document. (I've solved my original problem, but this ...
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Shell command error when compiling with LuaLaTeX shell-escape in Fedora 28 [closed]

When compiling this minimal TeX file with lualatex --shell-escape test.tex I get an initial shell error (that is output to stderr), sh: all: command not found (check in the 7th line). The error doesn'...
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Does --no-shell-escape break \pdf@shellescape?

Edit: since posting the question I've fixed a few mistakes. I don't think they affect the answer given below, but I wanted to correct the record for completeness. Background I have a Python script ...
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Externalize Tikz picture result in error 'pdflatex -holt-on-error but shell escape is used

I am trying to externalize tikz-picture by using the externalize library. I am using Miktex 2.9. I activate the external feature by using \tikzexternalize and also tried \tikzexternalize[shell ...
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Upcase script in titleformat causes TeX capacity exceeded error

I'm trying to get \titleformat to use a shell script upcase instead of \MakeUppercase to upcase the section title in the document but not in the table of contents. (I know \MakeUppercase achieves ...
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Calling and using output from a shell command

There are two things I would like to do but can't see how. First, I would like to input an uppercase version of \word using the elisp function upcase through emacsclient -e. I've written out a naïve ...
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dot2texi fails to convert automatically due to “Shell escape not enabled.” not matter whether -shell-escape is specified to lualatex

The following document fails to compile properly/automatically because dot2texi fails to convert the dot specification and warns about it with Package dot2texi Warning: Shell escape not enabled. (...
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Seamless invocation of bib de-duplication script from document source preamble?

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond my control, I am stuck with mendeley as my citation manager which provides an option to export its library to a bib file. My mendeley library is organised into ...
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Is it possible to use the graphviz package on ShareLaTeX?

I am trying to use the graphviz package on ShareLaTeX. I have included both the graphviz and graphicx packages \usepackage[pdf]{graphicx} \usepackage{graphviz} I tried running the simple example ...
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Using standalone package to reduce tikz compile time

I am using standalone package by Martin Scharrer in a report. I read in this answer by Martin that if the document loads with a [mode=buildnew]{standalone} package, then for each picture that is ...
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How to escape to latex within minted comments?

I am using the minted package for typesetting matlab source code. There is an escapeinside option for the listing environment provided by minted to escape to regular TeX commands. However, this does ...
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use shell-escape output with newlines in pgfplots/tikz

The following example works: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot table{ 0 0 0.5 0.25 1 1 }; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} \end{...
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How to enable shell escape when building with latexmk and xelatex

The title already says the question. I want to clarify that this is not a duplicate, because existing answers are all for plain latex or pdflatex. Building with latexmk and pdflatex with shell ...
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Input from external program to tikz as a LaTeX command with several arguments

I am in need of a command \myprogram that takes 3 optional and 1 mandatory arguments. When using pdfLateX --shell-escape, \myprogram should call echo '(#1,#2) parabola (#3,#4)' (echo stands here ...
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Combine path from external program with \draw in tikz

I have an external program bezierplot which returns tikz paths. E. g. bezierplot 'x^2' returns (-2.24,5) parabola bend (0,0) (2.24,5); with semicolon. Now I want to call the program with shell-escape/...
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Execute external bash file

This is a follow up to Get write18 to execute after file parsing With the code \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx,grffile} \newcommand{\filename}...
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Get write18 to execute after file parsing

Follow up to Get write18 to accept / expand command I want to crop a pdf and print it. My \the\pdfshellescape is 1, so my shell-escape is working. My MWE is \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \...
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Get write18 to accept / expand command

I am trying to use write18 to crop a pdf. The code is \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \newcommand{\filename}{} \newcommand{\croppedfilename}{}...
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Dependence of \write18 to svg-package

In the following MWE I am experiencing a (to me) very weird dependence of the \write18 command and the svg package. \documentclass{article} \RequirePackage{svg} \begin{document} \immediate\...
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Minted: -shell-escape flag [duplicate]

I'm trying to get some source code into my tex-document but only get the error message mentioned in the thread title. I disabled nearly all of the other packages I use but it did not work. \...
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Converting pgfplots usage to includegraphics (cannot use -shell-escape)

I am uploading a paper to arxiv, which does not allow the use of shell-escape. Currently my paper uses pgfplots as in the following MWE: temp.tex ---------------------------- \documentclass{article} ...
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How do I “invoke LaTeX” with flags when using laTeXTools in Sublime Text?

I'm using LaTeXTools for Sublime Text 3, and trying to use the minted package. I get the following error: Package minted Error: You must invoke LaTeX with the -shell-escape flag. [\usepackage] ...
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--shell-escape - Consequences and Reasons [duplicate]

For certain packages to work properly, it seems to be necessary to enable the option --shell-escape, for example with pdflatex and auto-pst-pdf. I am informed that it enables external programs to ...
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In Luatex, how to know effective output directory?

I need to know what is the actual output directory, as set by the -outdir or -output-dir command line switch, because I am executing external programs and I need to give them the exact location of the ...
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lualatex complains when using convert in standalone

With the following file I encounter an error when using both the convert option of standalone and lualatex. Switching either to pdflatex (which I cannot use for this drawing for other reasons) or ...
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pdflatex --enable-write18 autopp.pdf

running pdflatex --enable-write18 myfile.tex under emacs+MikTeX works, but, generates a myfile-autopp.pdf with the graphic and doesn't include it to the myfile.pdf. How to get the graphic inside the ...
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newcommand with argument and shell-escape/write18

This example works with shell-escape: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{python} \begin{document} \begin{python} from sympy import * from sympy.abc import * print "$" + latex(expand( (x+1)*(x-1) )) +...
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How to handle this error while running LaTeX? [duplicate]

What is the reason for the following error? Package minted Error: You must invoke LaTeX with the -shell-escape flag.
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How to have latexmk always use -shell-escape?

I haven't seen this asked specifically, though I have seen related questions. I just installed the minted package and noticed I have to run latex/pdflatex with a command-line option, -shell-escape, ...
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Use minted without unrestricted shell escape

The minted package requires that I enable unrestricted shell escapes (-shell-escape). This is a bit dangerous: it means that malicious latex files can run arbitrary commands and overwrite arbitrary ...