[OS X TeX] Interactive TeX

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat Dec 5 01:43:22 CET 2009

On  4 Dec, 2009, at 09:17, George Gratzer wrote:

> According to Appendix D.4 in my book, you get into Interactive TeX by typesetting a document without \end{document}. You get the * prompt, and the you can type e.g.
> \show \alpha
> to get the definition of \alpha.

You don't have to typeset a document without \end{document} to achieve that ---open a Terminal session and type

tex <return>
This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2009)
**\show\alpha <return>
> \alpha=\mathchar"10B.



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