# Clean-up temporary files after PDF is generated [duplicate]

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Deleting external/auxiliary files?

Is anyone aware of a way of how to cleanup temporary files generated by `pdflatex` during the generation of the PDF file? I came across the pdflatex parameter `-aux-directory=` but I cannot find where to set it. I also came across some sort of macro called `LaTeX-clean-intermediate-suffixes`, but neither am I sure how I can execute it manually or even better automatically after the compilation.

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This question has been asked before: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/24785/… and tex.stackexchange.com/questions/11123/… –  Seamus Sep 29 '11 at 9:32
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## marked as duplicate by Seamus, Andrew Stacey, diabonas, Joseph Wright♦Sep 29 '11 at 10:26

I don't think this is possible with `pdflatex` but it is with `latexmk` by using the option `-c` as in
``````latexmk -c foo.tex
Why use `latemk` instead of `pdflatex`? Because it makes compilation easier. You just have to issue `latexmk` once and it runs `pdflatex`, `bibtex` or `biber` and `makeindex` as many times as it takes for the document to be fully compiled. It has several other features you might like too.