TEXI2DVI(1) User Commands TEXI2DVI(1)
texi2dvi - convert Texinfo documents to DVI or PDF
texi2dvi [OPTION]... FILE...
texi2pdf [OPTION]... FILE...
pdftexi2dvi [OPTION]... FILE...
Run each Texinfo or (La)TeX FILE through TeX in turn until all cross-references are resolved, building all indices. The directory contain-
ing each FILE is searched for included files. The suffix of FILE is used to determine its language ((La)TeX or Texinfo). To process
(e)plain TeX files, set the environment variable LATEX=tex.
In order to make texi2dvi a drop-in replacement of TeX/LaTeX in AUC-TeX, the FILE may also be composed of the following simple TeX com-
the actual file to compile
same as --batch
When invoked as `texi2pdf' or `pdftexi2dvi', or given the option --pdf or --dvipdf, generate PDF output. Otherwise, generate DVI.
turn on shell debugging (set -x)
display this help and exit successfully
leave output in OFILE; only one input FILE is allowed
no output unless errors (implies --batch)
same as --quiet
display version information and exit successfully
report on what is done
--dvi output a DVI file [default]
output a PDF file via DVI (using a dvi-to-pdf program)
--html output an HTML file from LaTeX, using HeVeA
--info output an Info file from LaTeX, using HeVeA
use pdftex or pdflatex for processing
--ps output a PostScript file via DVI (using dvips)
--text output a plain text file from LaTeX, using HeVeA
-@ use @input instead of input for preloaded Texinfo
-e, -E, --expand
force macro expansion using makeinfo
-I DIR search DIR for Texinfo files
specify LANG for FILE, either latex or texinfo
do not pass --file-line-error to TeX
call recode before TeX to translate input
recode from ENC to the @documentencoding
pass --shell-escape to TeX
pass --src-specials to TeX
insert CMD in copy of input file
multiple values accumulate
use given charset translation file for TeX
specify the treatment of auxiliary files [local]
--tidy same as --build=tidy
same as --build=clean
specify where the tidy compilation is performed; implies --tidy; defaults to TEXI2DVI_BUILD_DIRECTORY [.]
remove the auxiliary files and directories but not the output
don't process files more than N times
The MODE specifies where the TeX compilation takes place, and, as a consequence, how auxiliary files are treated. The build mode can also
be set using the environment variable TEXI2DVI_BUILD_MODE.
Valid MODEs are:
compile in the current directory, leaving all the auxiliary files around. This is the traditional TeX use.
`tidy' compile in a local *.t2d directory, where the auxiliary files are left. Output files are copied back to the original file.
same as `tidy', but remove the auxiliary directory afterwards. Every compilation therefore requires the full cycle.
Using the `tidy' mode brings several advantages:
- the current directory is not cluttered with plethora of temporary files. - clutter can be even further reduced using
--build-dir=dir: all the *.t2d
directories are stored there.
- clutter can be reduced to zero using, e.g., --build-dir=/tmp/$USER.t2d
- the output file is updated after every successful TeX run, for
sake of concurrent visualization of the output.
In a `local' build
the viewer stops during the whole TeX run.
- if the compilation fails, the previous state of the output file
- PDF and DVI compilation are kept in separate subdirectories
preventing any possibility of auxiliary file incompatibility.
On the other hand, because `tidy' compilation takes place in another directory, occasionally TeX won't be able to find some files (e.g.,
when using graphicspath): in that case, use -I to specify the additional directories to consider.
The values of the BIBTEX, DVIPDF, DVIPS, HEVEA, LATEX, MAKEINDEX, MAKEINFO, PDFLATEX, PDFTEX, T4HT, TEX, TEX4HT, TEXINDEX, and THUMBPDF
environment variables are used to run those commands, if they are set.
Regarding --dvipdf, if DVIPDF is not set in the environment, the following programs are looked for (in this order): dvipdfmx dvipdfm dvipdf
Any CMD strings are added after @setfilename for Texinfo input, or in the first line for LaTeX input.
Report bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org, general questions and discussion to email@example.com.
GNU Texinfo home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for texi2dvi is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and texi2dvi programs are properly installed at your
site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
texi2dvi 5234 March 2013 TEXI2DVI(1)