mbarr at math.mcgill.ca
Fri Apr 15 20:56:49 CEST 2005
I have a brand new computer and am about to install TeX on it. I put the
MikTeX CD (from TUG) in and am reading the instructions. It seems to
imply that WinEdt or one other editor is required to run MikTeX. I have
no intention of installing a version of TeX that does not permit to work
in my usual way, using my usual editor.
Let me describe that way. First, although it is a windows machine, I work
always from the command line. When I load my editor, I type t filename
unless it is the same file I worked on previously, in which case t alone
suffices. Then I am ready to tex it, I type, from the command line l or p
(the latter in the rare case that for some reason I am using plain) and
after that, v which loads the viewer. Meantime, the filename is stored in
an environment variable from which all these batch files get their input
What version of TeX should I be installing? Should I go back to the 2003
version that I have on my old machine?
I would appreciate replies directly to me as I get only the digest,
usually once a day.
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