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Re: AUCTex in WSL cannot find TeX Live in Win

From: Arash Esbati
Subject: Re: AUCTex in WSL cannot find TeX Live in Win
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 11:36:24 +0200
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Hi Keita,

Ikumi Keita <> writes:

> I'm talking about the situation when the command is called through wsl
> bash shell. Bash is just a linux binary, so I suspect that it wouldn't
> add suffix ".exe" implicitly when it searches executable file in PATH.
> If there is only "pdflatex.exe" in PATH and no "pdflatex" (without the
> suffix), I guess that bash would insist that "there is no executable
> named pdflatex in PATH", ending up with invoking nothing.

I've never used WSL, but you're right with your assumption[1]:

  Run Windows tools from Linux

  WSL can run Windows tools directly from the WSL command line using
  [tool-name].exe. For example, notepad.exe.
  Windows tools must include the file extension, match the file case, and
  be executable. Non-executables including batch scripts. CMD native
  commands like dir can be run with cmd.exe /C command.

Best, Arash


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