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Operation of the TeX system within a general UNIX environment, rather than specifically Linux.

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plink 'Invalid handle': how to redirect stdin and stdout?

In my tex file I want to call plink (command line application for PuTTY) in order to execute a remote command and read the output. When I do this I get an error 'Unable to read from standard input: ...
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Is there any way to interact with the shell but keep the same session open?

I'm preparing some course material (PDF) for a tutorial that involves the Unix command line. Because I strive for automation (some call that laziness), I've written a little package that allows me, ...
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LaTeX/XeLaTeX runs fine with TeXShop but not with bash

I always used TeXShop in the Mac for the last 7 years but now I need to run the compilation remotely. If I run in the terminal (bash shell): XeLaTeX file.tex I get kpathsea: Running mktexfmt ...
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Configuring vim-latex when installed using pathogen

I've followed the instructions in this question to install vim-latex using pathogen. Now I'd like to have vim-latex compile using pdflatex instead of the default latex. The instructions on the ...
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External inline filters, markdown, latex, beamer, and standards

I read Converting Markdown to LaTeX, in LaTeX and a couple of related posts. They are about a year old. is there now a quasi-standard package that enables generic filter plugins, allowed if ...
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Installing package in TeX Live with kpathsea

I use to put packages in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/ and to run texhash after. Now, with kparthsea, it seems not working. Where do I need to put my packages in order to TeX Live "sees" them or is ...
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Postscript (.ps) image does not import into .tex file or pdf

I am trying to: Export a gnuplot .gpl file to a .ps Get my .tex file to use the .ps file as an image Convert that .tex file to a pdf I created the following gnuplot .gpl file which exports ...
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I can not change the mode or submode of the current document in WinEdt 8

WinEdt 8 adds the submode UNIX to the current document. I can not delete it in Document Setting. Why does WinEdt 8 do so?
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How to make sure that a source file is in UNIX mode?

How to make sure that a source file is in UNIX mode? In other words, how to check that every line in a text file is ended by LF rather then CR+LF? I am asking because a package intended for ...
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How does latex source multiple configuration files..?

I have got a very peculiar question I'd like to ask about my latex processor: In my school we are using the pdfTeXk backend. At some point there was a need to make a few configuration changes within ...
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write output of dvips to a file

Sorry if this is a simple question. I want to write the output of dvips to a file (i.e. something like a log file for dvips). I tried this but it gives an empty file: dvips input.dvi > ...
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Unix Text Processing [closed]

In 1987 Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly wrote a marvelous book Unix Text Processing which is now freely available. The book gives tour the force introduction to the world of Unix text processing ...