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I am generating a pdf output with pdflatex with the following command in gVim:

:!pdflatex %

This command in turns executes the following in the Command Prompt:

cmd.exe /c pdflatex /testvim.tex

Now, the problem I'm having with this is that the pdf is outputted to the system32 folder:

C:\windows\system32\testvim.pdf

How can I instruct pdflatex to generate the pdf in the folder where the tex file resides?

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Apparently you can use

-output-directory <wherever>

To get the directory of the current file, you'll need to use:

expand('%:h')

but you'll need to write a macro or a function that can evaluate that; something like:

map ,,p :exe "!pdflatex -output-directory " . expand('%:h') . " %"<CR>
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