# [EXT] Re: How to test pdflatex-dev

Phelype Oleinik phe.h.o1 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 17:56:47 CET 2021

On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 1:43 PM Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
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> Phelype Oleinik wrote:
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> You just have to run on the command line:
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>     pdflatex-dev
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> As readers of this list will know, I don't "speak" LaTeX, but was intrigued by the above and so sought to try it out.  I typed :
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> pdflatex-dev
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> as instructed (this to TeX Live 2021 pre-test), then entered (in response to the "**" prompt) :
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> \end {document}

Hi Philip,

As David says, that's a syntax error, so you can't expect it to work.
If you just want see LaTeX 'say hi' and exit, you can use \stop instead:

pdflatex-dev '\stop'

Best,
Phelype