[metapost] how to use mpstoeps on a Windows machine

Dan&Jan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Thu Dec 3 06:45:55 CET 2009

At 04:28 PM 12/2/2009, you wrote:
>Pétiard François wrote:
>>I don't have MetaPost v.1.208 on my computer but isn't it
>>prologues:=3  (not prologues=3)
>>outputtemplate:="%j-%c.eps" (not outputtemplate="%j-%c.eps") ?
>On the commandline you don't need the assignment syntax.

I found it isn't even an option. The := syntax gives the
following warning

   Warning: outputtemplate:=0: variable does not exist

>The problem here is windows shell quoting. My shell on linux needs
>'"%j"' to preserve the inner double quotes, but I have no idea wat
>the right way is for windows cmd.exe so I cannot help you.

\" seems to work.


Dan Luecking
Fayetteville, Arkansas 

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