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I am trying to set up Texmaker, so I can use latexmk with xelatex, as biber seems already supported by latexmk. I confess I do not understand how I should proceed about it. For latexmk, I am actually using this command line:

latexmk -e "$pdflatex=q/xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode/" -pdf %.tex.

I have also created and modified the file .latexmkrc as described in the list, but this should only work from the command line.

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Does settings in .latexmkrc not affect latexmk run via Texmaker? –  N.N. Nov 22 '11 at 9:00
@N.N. It seems not in my case, but I am not entirely sure. Sorry for the unhelpful answer –  Roberto Gozzoli Nov 22 '11 at 11:05
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I've put that line (slightly modified) in a "user command" in Texmaker

latexmk -e "$pdflatex=q/xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode/" -pdf %

and the document has been built successfully.

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There also is an option -xelatex, but your version seems better because -xelatex might not include -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode, which seems advisable for Texmaker. –  doncherry Oct 14 '12 at 21:52
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hey guys i have pasted the command latexmk -e "$pdflatex=q/xelatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode/" -pdf % but i am getting this error

Process started


: The Per

l interpreter could not be found.

Process exited with error(s)

can you help me with this

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well i guess i have asked one or two questions separately just for the sole purpose to know how to use xetex or xelatex in texmaker but i have not found the solution yet here are the questions that i have asked btw ... tex.stackexchange.com/questions/135712/… tex.stackexchange.com/questions/135316/… –  Shaheryar Nov 7 '13 at 5:43
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