[texhax] Latex on command line

Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E] schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Sun Sep 3 20:45:51 CEST 2017


> How to run TeX on windows command line?
> I plan to install minimum latex system, edit it on notepad++ and run it 
> on command line

Philip Taylor wrote:
> Once you have installed a minimum LaTeX system (and I assume from
> the fact that you call it this that you are planning to install it
> from TeX Live), then the directory that contains TeX & LaTeX will
> automatically be added to your path; therefore you won't need to
> 'find' the LaTeX system, your operating system will find it for you
> when you type TeX <filename> or LaTeX <filename> at the CMD prompt.

I do the standard install and make sure that the commands are in my

% which latex

The command names are NOT capitalized.  This makes a difference on
Unix systems.  You might want to use my 'l' script or see how it works:


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov
  https://schneider.ncifcrf.gov (current link)
  https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent link) 

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