7. April 2005 00:00
Every once in a while I receive the following request: "Please, make mgs.exe runnable at the DOS-prompt". You should know that mgs.exe is a special version of Ghostscript, meant to be called internally by MiKTeX applications (such as Yap). If you start mgs.exe at the DOS-prompt, the following will happen:
MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 8.15: Can't find initialization file gs_init.ps.
That's because mgs.exe doesn't use the original registry keys and environment variables. For example, mgs.exe queries MIKTEX_GS_LIB instead of GS_LIB. You can start mgs.exe at the DOS-prompt if you set MIKTEX_GS_LIB as follows: