[OS X TeX] .dvi files

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Feb 4 14:15:47 CET 2005

Am 04.02.2005 um 12:45 schrieb Lawrence Paulson:

> Given that it isn't pdflatex, I'd hope it would generate a dvi file, 
> but it doesn't.

Your latex most surely *is* pdfetex, because when you invoke

ls -l /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8/latex

you'll see that it points to  -> pdfetex.

> What should I do?

Invoke "latex -output-format=dvi", or create an alias in tcsh or csh or 
a shell function in bash that 'translates' "latex" to  "latex 

for csh and tcsh into ~/.tcshrc:
alias latex	'/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8/latex 

for bash into ~/.bashrc:
latex () { /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8/latex 
-output-format=dvi ; }



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