1

This question already has an answer here:

I have been using LaTeX for quite a while now, but I have not found out how to determine the rules for the compilation steps needed to create the document yet.

A couple of questions come up. Please do not hesitate to provide a really short answer, I just do not know where to start.

texify belongs to MikTeX and runs pdflatex plus what else is needed. What is the equivalent for MacTeX?

When I would like to launch a recompilation script, it would probably make sense to run texify only once so that I do not have to take care of running BibTeX, pdflatex and others multiple times. Is that correct?

What would be the best approach to write a simple script that compiles everything that is needed in the correct order?

There is a grunt plugin that compiles latex, but looking at the source code, I do not understand how a simple pdflatex call could correctly compile everything. Is that possible?

marked as duplicate by Paul Gessler, Gonzalo Medina, Guido, cfr, user31729 Jul 16 '14 at 3:38

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.