# Essential files to run LaTeX [duplicate]

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Portable minimal distribution

Which files are essential to run LaTeX? Is possible for example, make a copy of these files and also of the packages used in my document to run pdfLaTeX without install all the TeXLive distribution?

I use TeXLive 2012 and Windows 8.

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## marked as duplicate by Stefan Kottwitz♦Oct 27 '12 at 9:50

You can use the `mkjobtexmf` program to get all files used by a TeX job. It's included in TeXLive 2012 (at least on Linux).
@AlanMunn: Yes. Getting all required binaries and their used shared libraries is a different problem. `:-)` –  Martin Schröder Oct 26 '12 at 22:35