I was compiling documents in Ubuntu using the Terminal with TexLive-full without any issue until now. Today I performed a format in my PC and after the compiling procedure I get the following which is the first time that it appeared.

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What does this mean and what can I do to fix this (if there is indeed something wrong)?


















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    It means a successful compilation that produces a single page of output. Additionally, it seems like this is the first compilation of the file (or you may have erased the .aux file prior to compilation). – Werner Oct 31 '14 at 3:45
  • @Werner I don't mean that these is any issue with the result. What I mean is that some of the files produced after compilation now they are not created and also those messages beginning from "ABD:EveryShipout..." weren't appearing before. – Adam Oct 31 '14 at 3:47
  • Without a (minimal) file to test/examine, it is hard to answer this question. The terminal output you are showing doesn't look particularly unusual. – jon Oct 31 '14 at 3:59
  • Ok I will edit my question. I just noticed it because I was compiling from there all the time and after the format these messages appeared. Also as I have mentioned they are not all the files produced after compilation are created like before. – Adam Oct 31 '14 at 4:02

What I can see from the terminal output is the following:

No file MSP430.aux.

This might be the first time you're compiling MSP430.tex or have erased MSP430.aux prior to compiling. This might be automated if you have \nofiles as part of your preamble.


A font definition file loaded as a result of loading tipa and/or fontenc (see later).

*geometry* driver: auto-detecting
*geometry* detected driver: xetex

geometry is loaded and set to auto-detect the driver you're using/running. It detected you're running Xe(La)TeX.

ABD: EveryShipout initializing macros

Output from a (in)direct load of the everyshi package. Since version 3.00 (2001/05/15), the following forms part of the package (visible in everyshi.dtx):

   \message{ABD: EveryShipout initializing macros}%

The above outputs a message to the terminal letting the user know that everyshi is updating macros At the Beginning of the Document.


This loads some language-related files associated with the listings package.

(/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/latex/euenc/eu1lmtt.fd) [1] (./MSP430.aux) )    

Another font definition file for the EU1 encoding of Latin Modern Typewriter font is loaded. Obtained by something like


in the document preamble

A single page is also output as a result of the [1], and the MSP430.aux file is opened and closed. Most likely created anew.

Output written on MSP430.pdf (1 page).

Since you're compiling with Xe(La)TeX, the output is a PDF. It's been written to MSP430.pdf which consists of a single page.

Transcript written on MSP430.log.

The entire terminal output, plus some other content, collectively referred to as the "transcript", is written to a file called MSP430.log.

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  • Thank you for your answer. The three lines above the "output written..." what does they mean? – Adam Oct 31 '14 at 4:10
  • @Adam: I've elaborated on the specifics of the terminal output. By the way, the terminal output does not resemble what is output when compiling the code example in your post. – Werner Oct 31 '14 at 4:35
  • I compiled the MWE before posting it and everything was the same! But thank you very much for the detailed explanation. I found the solution I was looking for in your answer. – Adam Oct 31 '14 at 4:36

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