I am trying to use the KDE Kate text editor for latex. Essentially, what I want is to be able to click "build" and have it run pdflatex
I read the documentation for the build plugin, but I couldn't figure how to do it. As a workaround, I can keep a terminal open and manually type pdflatex .tex whenever I want to compile. I can also use BASH's keybinding to create a shortcut for that, but I would have to change it for each latex file I want to edit.
I'm also aware of Kile, which is based on Kate. However, that is more like a full IDE, which is not what I want.
If it matters, I am using Ubuntu 18.04.