[OS X TeX] VC package and Latexmk

Robert Love rblove_lists at comcast.net
Sun Feb 9 20:38:36 CET 2020


I found by trial and error the command I need to run is ‘vc -f file.tex’  before latex is run.  It’s how to introduce that command to latexmkrc is what I was asking.

And the use of ‘howdy’ is always welcome in Texas.



> On Feb 9, 2020, at 7:09 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> On Feb 8, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Robert Love <rblove_lists at comcast.net> wrote:
>> 
>> The documentation for VC suggests using a make file to run commands but doesn’t give and example.   Is there an example of using some non-standard command on my source latex file before it gets processed by latex itself?
> 
> Howdy,
> 
> Taking a quick look at the documentation for VC (which seems to be included in TeX Live installed by MacTeX) I don't see what external commands need to be run. Just make sure your run latex rather than pdflatex since the package uses pstricks internally.
> 
> If you are using TeXShop placing the line
> 
> % !TEX program = latex
> 
> at the top of the file and typesetting using Typeset->Typeset (Cmd-T) will guarantee that latex is run rather than pdflatex. If you wish to automate the complete typesetting process including runs of bibtex (or, automatically biber if needed) and/or makeindex use the line
> 
> % !TEX program = latexmk
> 
> instead.
> 
> Good Luck,
> 
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> 
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