[texworks] Synctex with texi2dvi?
bvoisin at me.com
Tue Aug 10 20:48:00 CEST 2010
On 10 août 2010, at 03:38, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> I've just installed Ubuntu to try to get Sweave and TexWorks going
> there. I've got TexLive installed. I had been using texi2dvi in
> MikTex in Windows, but now the texi2dvi option
> --tex-options=-synctex=1 doesn't work. Is there some way to tell
> texi2dvi to pass the synctex option to pdflatex?
This must be a MikTeX-specific extension. Here on the Mac texi2dvi and texi2pdf are part of the OS (they're installed in /usr/bin) and they don't include any option for passing on arguments to (pdf)TeX:
$ texi2dvi --help
-b, --batch no interaction
-c, --clean remove all auxiliary files
-D, --debug turn on shell debugging (set -x)
-h, --help display this help and exit successfully
-o, --output=OFILE leave output in OFILE (implies --clean);
Only one input FILE may be specified in this case
-q, --quiet no output unless errors (implies --batch)
-s, --silent same as --quiet
-v, --version display version information and exit successfully
-V, --verbose report on what is done
-@ use @input instead of \input; for preloaded Texinfo
-e, -E, --expand force macro expansion using makeinfo
-I DIR search DIR for Texinfo files
-l, --language=LANG specify the LANG of FILE (LaTeX or Texinfo)
-p, --pdf use pdftex or pdflatex for processing
-r, --recode call recode before TeX to translate input characters
-t, --command=CMD insert CMD in copy of input file
or --texinfo=CMD multiple values accumulate
The values of the BIBTEX, LATEX (or PDFLATEX), MAKEINDEX, MAKEINFO,
TEX (or PDFTEX), TEXINDEX, and THUMBPDF environment variables are used
to run those commands, if they are set. Any CMD strings are added
after @setfilename for Texinfo input, in the first line for LaTeX input.
I think they are exactly the same scripts installed on GNU/Linux.
What you could perhaps do is write a script setting first TEX to "tex --synctex=1" and PDFTEX to "pdftex --synctex=1" then calling texi2dvi. Something like
set TEX= ("$TEX --synctex=1")
set PDFTEX= ("$PDFTEX --synctex=1")
The syntax is certainly wrong as I know nothing about shell scripts, and it is probably safer to add tests on whether TEX and PDFTEX are set in the first place.
Hope this helps,
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