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Tools for automating document compilation

How do I handle building complicated and large LaTeX projects?

Is there a makefile system (like GNU Make) or should I just write my own shell scripts (what I'm doing now)?


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LaTeXMk is a Pearl script that is very intelligent about different TeX systems, whether or not you need bibtex or mkindex run, how many times to run it, etc.

Give it a shot!


rubber is basically the make of LaTeX.

  • It's even better: it finds the dependencies automatically. Jul 26, 2010 at 20:03

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