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From: Alexey Pakhunov (alexeypa_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-29 13:14:00

Zbynek Winkler wrote:
> Sure I can. It then compiles the foo/bar/somefile.ext into somefile.pdf
> but this somefile.pdf will be in the current directory along with
> somefile.aux, somefile.log a possibly others :(

I see no problem here.

generators.register-standard foo.step1 : FOO : BAR : <toolset>foo ;
generators.register-standard foo.step2 : BAR : PDF : <toolset>foo ;

actions step1
tool --step=1 $(>)

actions step1
tool --step=2 $(>)

pdf abc : ;

When you build this the following commands will be executed:

mkdir bin/debug
cd bin/debug

# This will produce and a lot 'junk' files in bin/debug
tool --step=1 ../../

# This will take and a lot 'junk' files from bin/debug
# and produce xyz.pdf from them
tool --step=2

cd ../..

> It is because these files are generated to the current directory.

If the current directory is 'bin/debug' it is exactly the place where
those files should be created.

> I have not found a way to generate all the files in other than current
> directory. That is why I want to do

It seems we are talking about different current directories. What is
yours? :-)

> in the action. Actually after a sucessfull run I want to grep
> somefile.log for notifications about unresolved references. In that case
> I need to run the tool again (I believe up to 3 times).

Well you always can call the same tool 3 times from single actions block.

Best regards/Venlig hilsen,
Alexey Pakhunov.


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