[OS X TeX] is terminal sufficient?

Aaron Jackson 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 
> gwTeX
> 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 
> TeXShop
> really necessary?  What do those additional programs do that can't be 
> done
> 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...


--------------------- Info ---------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
           & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Post: <mailto:MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>

More information about the macostex-archives mailing list