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Re: latex crash
On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Larry Hall wrote:
> At 02:20 PM 11/17/2003, chris jefferson you wrote:
> >I've recently found that latex has begun crashing if I execute it from
> >a windows xp (or 2000) cmd prompt.
> >It happens by simply typing "latex" at a cmd prompt. I get (in a
> >windows error box)
> >16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem
> >C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe - latex
> >The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
> >CS:06cc IP:210f OP:63 69 66 69 65 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
> >this doesn't happen if I expecute it from a bash prompt.
> >Even more strangely, if I go to a command prompt and into c:\cygwin\bin
> >and type "dir latex.exe" it seems unable to see the file (although it
> >is visable in windows explorer)
> latex.exe is a Cygwin-specific symbolic link. Use tex.exe instead at
> the cmd prompt. That should work OK.
Not quite. You'll need to use "tex.exe -progname=latex".
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