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I've gradually blundered upon a number of useful pdflatex command line options from questions in this forum, but not all of these are documented (specifically the useful -file-line-error parameter). My command line now includes the following "goodies"

pdflatex -file-line-error -synctex=1 --max-print-line=1000 -interaction batchmode

Is there a better manual for the command line options than the url given? I am using MikTex 2.9 which matches the document url.

If this is the best that the docs get, are there more similar undocumented options that are commonly used and helpful?

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Note that the command line options depend on the distribution. The TeX Live binaries support a different set than MiKTeX, and that's just the two main distributions. However, these both seem to support the different spelling used by the other distribution. –  Martin Scharrer May 28 '12 at 17:45
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texdoc pdflatex seems pretty good... –  cmhughes May 28 '12 at 18:51
    
that doesn't work for me (although texdoc pdftex does). However, there's still nothing there for -file-line-error. –  Peeter Joot May 28 '12 at 19:00
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Calling pdftex -help helps on my system. Of course, this is just a short summary.

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It appears that with MikTex 2.9 this is missing any reference to -file-line-error (like the web docs) –  Peeter Joot May 28 '12 at 19:37
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