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Old 08-19-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Tex File Name


A coworker named a file: xyz&abc.tex.
The "&" in it makes it unacceptable to Latex.
How can one overcome this difficulty?
 
Old 08-19-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi,

latex and related tools are very likely to implicitly assume that file names follow the standard unix conventions. So I recommend the file is renamed to something that does.

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Old 08-19-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
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Many thanks, indeed.

-PK
 
Old 08-19-2014, 09:56 PM   #4
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Actually, I don't think any application really cares... but the shell will.

You could try putting quotes around the file name.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 12:05 AM   #5
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Sometimes a back slash ("\") can be used as an escape character. If so, then using \& instead of just & might work.
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