[texhax] LaTeX enhancement
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Wed Sep 8 18:23:42 CEST 2004
On Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at 10:58 AM, M Senthil Kumar wrote:
>> for file in filelist.txt; do rubber-pipe < $file > $file.ps; done
>> However, I don't think you can avoid the fork()/exec(), LaTeX is not
>> a batch
>> processor I think.
>> mvrgr, Wouter
> Pardon me if i am wrong, can't we use the following to achieve the same
> thing from any Unix command line ?
> $ for i in *.tex;do latex $i;done
The original query included:
> We are in need of an enhancement to the LaTeX command-line so that it
> will read a list of tex filenames from either STDIN or disk and, for
> each filename in the list, create a DVI file without forking and
> execing each time.
As I understand it, for each file in the command above, there'll be an
instance of loading a tex process into memory, processing a file, then
unloading tex to repeat---it's this which the OP wants to avoid. It
adds up to quite a bit of overhead for 80,000 iterations.
I think the development done on dvichop for instant preview in auctex
(David Kastrup's project --- not 100% sure on the name) might be used
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