i want to compile documents with a lualatex user build command within texmaker on mac os x.

here is my command:

/usr/texbin/lualatex -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex|open %.pdf

It compiles good. the problem is, that i dont get any error messages (feedback) in the 'Messages/Log' window when a compiling error occurs. which is not nice if trying to debug.

The output i get is:

Process started

Process exited with error(s)

thats all.

any ideas to show the error output ?

the solution from an other post here didn't work. which is basically adding --shell-escape or --enable-write18

  • This User command Option: lualatex -shell-escape -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex works for me. My guess: Uncheck the Use Build Subdirectory for Output files option in Configure TeXmaker-->Commands and make sure the same-file-name.log file is created in the same folder where .tex exists otherwise TeXmaker cannot read it. – texenthusiast Oct 10 '13 at 7:08

All right. turns out that, I dont know why, after a compilation error occurred I now need to click the "view Log" button at the left hand side bar of the Messages/Log window in order to see the error list. At the beginning this happend automatically and i didn't had to click anything to see the error list. although this is annoying, this problem might be considered as "solved".

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    Yes, you are right. When lualatex compilation is User defined (via User Commands option), Texmaker is not able to unable to parse the error .log automatically(Like it does for pdflatex with red errors) unless one presses the View Log button on Bottom left panel bar. May be you should report it with this thread. It's a possible enhancement/feature request for TeXmaker to include a lualatex compilation option or include an automatic parsing of .log. – texenthusiast Oct 11 '13 at 23:11
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    @texenthusiast done. code.google.com/p/texmaker/issues/… – Fry Oct 13 '13 at 11:13

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