[OS X TeX] is terminal sufficient?
jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Tue Jun 28 17:25:15 CEST 2005
On Jun 28, 2005, at 11:10 AM, diana beatty wrote:
> Hi, I am just setting out trying to teach myself TeX. I downloaded
> and figured out how to create TeX files using Unix from the terminal
> on my
> Mac, and how to compile them there into pdf's or whatever.
> Can TeX programming be done from Unix alone or is something like
> really necessary? What do those additional programs do that can't be
> through the terminal?
TeX, like every other ancient UNIX program, was designed to use the
terminal because GUI's didn't exist. The only thing that TexShop
provides is a nice easy non-UNIX way to edit documents. I suppose a
purest would consider that lazy...
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