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chktex: WARNING -- Unable to open the TeX file `#1'

I have a quite complicated tex file test when running chktex test, the message below occurs ChkTeX v1.7.8 - Copyright 1995-96 Jens T. Berger Thielemann. Compiled with POSIX extended regex support. ...
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chktex Warning in VSCode [duplicate]

No matter what document I compile in VSCode, I get the warning chktex: WARNING -- Compilation of regular expression [(?![^][{}]{(?![^][{}]}))[^]]*[ failed with error repetition-operator operand ...
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VSCode No Warnings shown

When writing a .tex file I normally get warnings in the problems for like "overfull hbox" or "missing } in line 12". Now I just see nothing - any ideas? When using chktex to check ...
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Chktex regex warning on Arch Linux [duplicate]

This issue is related to this one: ChkTeX Regex WARNING "Compilation regular expression" on macOS Parsing a simple latex file gives me a warning. I am using the latest release of chktex. Can ...
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VScode cannot find chktex path and an error keeps popping up

Everytime I try and compile my doc i keep getting the error that chktex could not be. I changed the folder to the be in C:\ but this made no difference.
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ChkTeX Regex WARNING "Compilation regular expression" on macOS

I'm experiencing a consistent problem with ChkTeX on my macOS system and am looking for solutions. The issue occurs every time I run ChkTeX. I get the following warning: > chktex main.tex ...
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chktex: who knows about return code

I realized right now that chktex has return code 0 only if not even a warning is displayed. With warnings seems to be 2. What about other return codes? 1 for instance? The documentation keeps this ...
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ChkTeX does not handle lines over 509 bytes correctly

When longer paragraphs have no line breaks in the middle, I get the warning: chktex: WARNING -- ChkTeX does not handle lines over 509 bytes correctly. Some errors and line numbers may be wrong in this ...
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How can I prevent `You should put a space in front of parenthesis. ` message for text in textit

For following text \textit{submitTest()} I am getting a warning message which is: You should put a space in front of parenthesis. [36] This warning message is suppress when I replace it into: \textit{...
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ChkTeX: Wrong length of dash may have been used

For the string: 100K100-873 I am getting the following warning message in my emacs editor from ChkTeX check: Wrong length of dash may have been used. [8] How can I prevent this warning message? Could ...
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Why does ChkTeX complain when there is a space after \itshape but not when \bfseries is used?

If I use ChkTeX for the following LaTeX source: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} The quick {\itshape brown fox\/} jumps over the {\bfseries lazy dog}. \end{document} then I get a warning: ...
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Function `\endhead` and `\endfirst` head gets warning for `command terminated with space` in longtable by chktex

This is the code where I got the warning message. However, when I put {} to the command such as \endhead{}, the warning goes away. However I get errors for misplaced noalign. \begin{center} \begin{...
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Vertical rules in tables are ugly. ChkTex

When I run ChkTeX on \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{c|c|} \tejastable{\kket{2}}{kket{2}} % \tejastable{\}{} % no need of \\ \tejastable{2}{3} % automatically goes to ...
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Suppress chktex warning about custom capitalized command

Sometimes I define capitalized commands, e.g., \USA. Using this command at the end of a sentence produces a ChkTeX warning about using intersentence spacing. How can I suppress this warning uniformly ...
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Is there a way to disable ChkTex in a specific directory?

I use ChkTex inside VSCode with the Latex-Workshop Extension. I have never used ChkTex before. Is there a way of setting ChkTex up to ignore a certain file or directory? I know there is a .chktexrc ...
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ChkTeX fails with nested math mode

MWE: \begin{align} \begin{array} {l} abc \end{array} \\ 3 - 2 = 1 \pi \end{align} ChkTeX detects "Wrong length of dash" in 3 - 2 = 1 and "Command terminated ...
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Silencing chktex NumDash warnings only within certain commands

I use numbers with hyphens in them with certain commands. For example: \newcommand*{\orcid}[1]{\href{https://orcid.org/#1}{#1}} If I use \orcid{0000-0002-1825-0097} on a line, chktex will warn me ...
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Non-breaking space (`~') should have been used in table

I am making a table with \ref{key} as only content in the first column. I am dynamically referring to item numbers in an \enumerate{}. CHKTeX gives me the warning Non-breaking space (`~') should have ...
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Avoid "command terminated with space" warning in \newcommand used in math mode

Consider a command definition Warning 1 in test.tex line 2: Command terminated with space. \newcommand{\ket}[1]{\left \lvert #1 \right \rangle} ^ This command is ...
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How to use chktexrc to control warnings on dashes?

I am trying to configure chktex with a local .chktexrc. Per the chktex manual: You should also take a look at the “chktexrc” file. As it is self-documenting, you should be able to get the meaning ...
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How to integrate chktex into TexStudio

How can I integrate the chktex linting and format checking script into TexStudio? I would like to run chktex automatically on every build and see the output in the messages window.
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chktex warning: You ought to not use primitive TeX in LaTeX code

What is the meaning of the following chktex warning in this example? 41: You ought to not use primitive TeX in LaTeX code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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\[ChkTeX\] 21: This command might not be intended. [21]

My document contains several math definitions similar to this: some text \(\Gamma\) and the sentence continues when I run chktex, I get a lot of warnings: [ChkTeX] 21: This command might not be ...
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Automatically fixing chktex "Use \( ... \) instead of $ ... $"

I have a few documents that result in a lot of warnings because I've been using $...$ instead of \(...\) and a few other tiny details. How can I automatically fix these chktex warnings? vscode ...
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Chktex complains about "no italic correction found", how to fix this?

I use the following code for custom theorems, as I like slanted text in thereoms better than italicized, using amsthm. \newtheoremstyle{thm-sl} {}{} {\slshape} % slanted text instead of italicized {}...
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How to ignore shellcheck when using minted in sublime?

I want to ignore shellcheck when writing a LaTeX document while using minted package. I know, when using shellcheck I can easily ignore warnings or errors globally by placing a line right at the ...
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What is the chktex approved way of writing open intervals?

I am a big fan of the LaTeX linters lacheck and chktex. But in writing my document, I have come across an annoying warning from chktex which shouldn't be one. Consider the following minimal example ...
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Why does chktex lint "command terminated with space"?

Why does chktex lint "command terminated with space"? Applying {} to the command will disable the lint, but this is tedious to do for all commands.
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Using \crefformat with cleveref causes spurious chktex warnings

Cleveref has a useful feature in \crefformat where an equation can be referred to, for instance, an inequality. This adds an extra square-bracket argument to the \label command. For example: \...
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No space with after parenthesis, but needed

While running chktex, I get this error Warning 36 in file.tex line 2062: You should put a space after parenthesis. pen(s) I am writing the word pen but I am adding an s in parentheses as an option ...
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When is leading/opening whitespace of a line in a tex file important?

According to https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Basics#Spaces ... opening space is generally ignored. I came across this using chktex a program to warn about possible typographic or logical errors ...
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Should I remove spaces at the beginning of a line containing only a footnote?

I've just stumbled upon chktex, the LaTeX lint. While using it, I've noticed that it keeps giving warnings about needing to remove spaces at the beginning of lines containing only \footnote{Some ...
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How to supress chktex errors in minted environment?

Is there a way to make chktex play nice with the minted package? Right now, it seems to assume that normal checks apply to the content of the minted environments and produces a lot of warnings.
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chktex disable warning about ~ for certain macros when using cleveref with varioref

Is there any way, other than adding per-line suppressions (i.e., %chktex 2) or per warning suppressions to get chktex to stop warning me when \vref and \eqref are preceded by spaces? I am running ...
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Is there a way to make ChkTeX ignore TikZ code

ChkTeX does not like TikZ, and will report a bunch of errors. Is there a way to make ChkTex ignore TikZ code?
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