# RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for weave (redhat section 1)

```WEAVE(1)						      General Commands Manual							  WEAVE(1)

NAME
weave - translate WEB to TeX

SYNOPSIS
weave [ -x ] webfile[.web] [ changefile[.ch] ]

DESCRIPTION
This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.	The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual
Web2C: A TeX implementation.

The weave program is used to create a TeX file for viewing a Web program.  It takes appropriate care of typographic details like page  lay-
out  and  the use of indentation, italics, boldface, etc., and it supplies extensive cross-index information that it gathers automatically.
The command line arguments are the same as for tangle except for the option: -x says to omit the index, module name list, and table of con-
tents  pages.   (A  CONTENTS.tex  file  will still be written when the TeX file is processed, however, unless some macros in webmac.tex are
redefined.)

The output TeX file name is formed by adding .tex to the root of the Web file name.

There are several macros that probably should be redefined by the programmer at the beginning of the Web file.  It is a good  idea  to  set
\title  to  the	name  of the program.  And, to cause output of only changed modules, one can say \let\maybe=\iffalse (usually as the first
change in the change file).

FILES
\$TEXMFMAIN/plain/base/webmac.tex
TeX macros used by weave output.