latexmk -quiet, and while it suppresses most status messages, there are still a few irrelevant messages that it gives me:
$ latexmk -pdf -silent document.tex Latexmk: Run number 1 of rule 'pdflatex' Latexmk: Running 'pdflatex -interaction=batchmode "document.tex"' This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.1415926-1.40.9 (Web2C 7.5.7) %&-line parsing enabled. entering extended mode Latexmk: Citation `mycite' on page 3 undefined Latexmk: Reference `fig:myfig' on page 4 undefined
and so on. All of the citations and references are eventually defined through re-running LaTeX, so these are extraneous and distracting, as well.
latexmk -quiet -silent doesn't appear to change anything.
I was using Rubber, which deals with this very well, but unfortunately lacks some features Latexmk has in other areas (such as
chapterbib support and dependency output).