On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 4:27 PM, John Devereux wrote:
> "Mojca Miklavec" writes:
>  > Do you have any suggestions about how to reduce the number of files in
>  > some sensible way?
>  The ideal would be an option when processing the source file, to turn
>  off file deletion. Like
>  texexec document.tex --keep-temporaries
>  So by default the source directory would be kept clean, but when
>  "debugging" the intermediate files would be available.
>  Or perhaps some option passed to \startGNUPLOTscript (or
>  \useGNUPLOTgraphic) if that is possible?
>   \startGNUPLOTscript[example][keeptemporaryfile=yes]

This sounds fine (having a --debug-like option), but one more question
- what about caching existing results? (If all files are deleted, then
it's not possible to ask for --ifchanged, so gnuplot needs to be run
each time.)

>  That might be better otherwise debugging a big document could result
>  it hundreds of files.
>  Another possibility would be to put the files in /tmp.

That's not too practical.

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