As I'm still VERY new to Tex I have been using TexMaker (niavely) to generate my pdf's. I have a doc I have been working on for some time that someone else wants to manually generate with my tex files on a remote computer. They asked me what command I used to created the document. How do I find the command that TexMaker would run if I was just to use command line options (and not TexMaker)? I looked in the log file that is generated but nothing really jumped out at me.


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You can find all the details of commands used in Options --> Configure Texmaker. For pdflatex, I have highlighted the command. Please note that %.tex refers to your file name that is currently open in texmaker.

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These are the default settings. You may also have a look at the Quick Build window.

  • Exactly what command is used depends of course on which tool is chosen from the Tools menu (or which shortcut is pressed). If Quick Build (F1) is used, a combination of the tools listed in the above screenshot may be used, though I guess pdfLaTeX is default(?). Sep 8, 2013 at 14:54
  • @TorbjørnT. Yes you are right. But without any knowledge of OP's settings we are blind. :)
    – user11232
    Sep 8, 2013 at 14:57
  • Yeah, I sort of meant it as additional information to the OP. Sep 8, 2013 at 15:00

If you are using LaTeX (and not TeX) you probable are using pdflatex to generate your PDF (latex will generate a DVI file), e.g.

$ pdflatex your_doc.tex

TexMaker probable use some flags as -interaction nonstopmode. For information about the this and others flags

$ man pdflatex

If the remote machine have PERL installed I suggest that you use latexmk since it will compile your document the number of times it need to properly generate the PDF (cross-reference need that the document be compiled at least two times). E.g.,

$ latexmk -pdf your_doc.tex

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