[tex-live] BIBINPUTS and quoted pathes

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue May 2 12:05:36 CEST 2017

Am Mon, 1 May 2017 22:11:48 +0900 schrieb Akira Kakuto:

Dear  Akira,

>> BIBINPUTS="C:\Users\XXX\Documents\tests\tex"
>> C:\Users\XXX\Documents\tests>bibtex test-utf8
>> This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2017/W32TeX)
>> The top-level auxiliary file: test-utf8.aux
>> The style file: plain.bst
>> I couldn't open database file testxxxxx.bib
>> Is this to be expected. And if yes how do one set it then for pathes
>> with spaces?
> Yes that is expected, because BIBINPUTS is
> "C:\Users\XXX\Documents\tests\tex" including quotation mark " in cmd.exe,
> that is not an existing path.
> In the case of paths with spaces, setting it is easy:
> set BIBINPUTS=C:/Users/XXX YYY ZZZ/Documents/tests/tex//;C:/other dirs/a//

Thanks -- but I wished they never had allowed the damn spaces, quote
or not to quote is always the question. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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