[texhax] Command output is wrapped at column 80

Paul Gessler pdgessler at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 15:02:17 CEST 2015

Hi Raymond,

The line wrap settings may be changed in a local configuration file
called texmf.cnf or temporarily by exporting environment variables
(use this for experimenting with various values).

The process for TeX Live (an related distributions) is nicely
described in the accepted answer to this TeX Stack Exchange question:
Avoid linebreaks in LaTeX console / log output [1]

The path to the local texmf.cnf might be slightly different in a
MacTeX installation (I don't have a Mac to check :-), but it should be
similar to the path listed there for TeX Live on Linux.

Hope this helps,


[1] http://tex.stackexchange.com/q/52988/21344

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 5:02 AM, Raymond Wanyoike
<raymond.wanyoike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Output from pdflatex/lualatex/xelatex commands are all hard wrapped in the terminal at column 80. I'm using MacTeX, but I have reason to believe it's the same on other builds. Reading output is harder when long lines (eg. paths) are prematurely wrapped. Thanks!
> --
> Raymond
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