Trouble with os.system

Gerald Britton gerald.britton at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 19:08:53 CET 2010


It kinda worked for me but I had to change it a little:

os.system('for file in /tmp/*.tex; do pdflatex "$file"; done')

Maybe you're picking up other files in /tmp that  are not .tex files?

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Cpa <cp.astolfi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure.
>
> import sys,re,os
> files2create = sys.argv[1:]
> os.system('mkdir tmp')
>
> # Some code to create the .tex
>
> # Compile tex files
> os.system('for file in tmp/*; do pdflatex "$file"; done')
>
> Pretty simple, alas.
>
> --
> Cpa
>
>
> On 3 fév, 18:54, Gerald Britton <gerald.brit... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can you post your code?
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Cpa <cp.asto... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi there,
>>
>> > I'm having some trouble with os.system on Fedora 12.
>> > I have a bunch of .tex files in tmp/ and I want to compile them.
>> > In my shell, the following commands work perfectly : 'for file in tmp/
>> > *.tex; do pdflatex "$file"; done'.
>>
>> > But if I use the same command using os.system(), it will compile
>> > correctly every file except the last one, for which it raises an error
>> > (I get a prompt, as if I did a syntax error in tex document).
>>
>> > I suspected some kind of escaping issue, but it won't even work with
>> > files such as : foo.txt, bar.txt.
>>
>> > Any idea ?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Cpa
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>> Gerald Britton
>
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