I'm using Minted 2.1, that I have installed through tlmgr, and Texmaker 4.1. Compiling the following piece of code (straight from the documentation) :


... results in both X's on two consecutive lines, and nothing else (no error either).

However, compiling the same code from the terminal using the command-line from Texmaker's options window :

pdflatex --shell-escape -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

... works as expected. How can I troubleshoot & solve this, so I can compile from Texmaker ?

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  • your code processed with pdflatex --shell-escape produces this without error in tl1025 – David Carlisle Nov 8 '15 at 18:02
  • @DavidCarlisle You made me think of trying it in a terminal rather than from Texmaker. And oddly enough, it works ! I'm going to edit the question. – Quentin Nov 8 '15 at 18:08
  • Are you sure you compiled with shell escape from TeXmaker? – TeXnician Apr 2 '17 at 15:53

Probably you just have to use TeXmaker's option dialog to change the compilation process to add the option --shell-escape to your default build setup (see here, following picture from same post, replace -enable-write18 with -shell-escape if that doesn't work).

Texmakers dialog

As a word of warning: You should not compile all projects with shell escape enabled. Maybe you could try an alternative editor (like Texstudio, based on Texmaker), which enables you to specify custom toolchains.

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