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Topic: Distiller - DOS command line - is there a size limit?
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 135965
From: david_cairns_lamma
Date: 7/8/2005 12:34 PM

Hi there
I am using some page makeup software that will shell out to dos and then start up Distiller to automate my PDF production.

Using this method I then provide the version of distiller to start, the .joboptions to use and the location/destination of the file to be distilled.

This is done by using the -J -O command line options.

It appears that the -O option has a limit on the length of the parameter.

i.e If the path and the filename are too long Distiller then displays a box saying the file cannot be found. I notice that the name of the file has been truncated.

If I shorten the name or the path then I have no problem.

This only appears to effect the -O param.
The other parts of the command line make no difference (If shorten these I still have the problem).

The limit seems to be 159 characters.
Does anyone know of this limit and is there a way around it?

p.s I would prefer not to have to develop another way to distill these files as I have no skill to develop another way apart from the shelling out to dos approch that I am using.

I would appreciate any thoughts


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