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Texlive, Miktex, tex in Cygwin - are these redundant on Windows?

I have at least two Tex distributions installed on my Windows computer, and occasionally I use tex via Cygwin. I believe some of that is redundant: Via Cygwin: $where pdflatex C:\cygwin64\bin\pdflatex ...
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tex4ebook texlive installation failure on cygwin on windows

I am trying to give tex4ebook or make4ht a try, but I get the following messages on my console. $ tex4ebook lsdas15f /usr/bin/tex4ebook:6: module 'lapp-mk4' not found: no field package.preload[...
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Using Asymptote for 3D plots

I have recently started learning Asymptote for generating plots in my TeX related documents, and have been using https://asymptote.sourceforge.io/asymptote_tutorial.pdf to get a grip on the code. ...
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Cygwin's pdflatex several times slower starting some time between 2015 and summer 2019

I've used Cygwin's pdflatex for the better part of a decade now. Being a non-administrator, I was locked down to a 2015 installation for several years. At around 2019, I was given the opportunity to ...
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TeX live in cygwin fails to find babel-swedish [closed]

I use cygwin on Windows 7. I use cygwin as I am not allowed to install something else and cygwin is used in my work. I found out that TeX live is there, in cygwin. I managed to set cygwin up for babel-...
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IPE and MiKTex problem - win7

It's my first experience with LaTex in windows, I'm used to using a macbook and I can handle things well. As a first approach I thought about using MiKTeX 2.9 and my dear TexStudio To make some ...
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Install LyX 2.3 through Cygwin on Windows

When I tried to open a document on my office's computer (Windows) that I had previously modified on my personal one (Ubuntu), I couldn't because the Ubuntu version of LyX was more recent (2.3.0 ...
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How to make Texmaker on Windows run Bibulous?

I am trying to run Bibulous with Texmaker on Windows because I want to experiment with it, and I believe I am really close. Indeed, the only thing I cannot do is to tell Texmaker to run the Python ...
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No formats available after installation of texlive

After installation of TexLive under Cygwin any attempt at building a .tex file fails with an error that the specified format is not available: $ latex test.tex ...
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Cygwin/LaTeX - "I can't find the format file 'latex.fmt'!

I am running Cygwin/X X Server Version 1.18.2 and installed the ENTIRE TeX package because I couldn't get latex to run. I've used LaTeX and Cygwin for years…but got a new computer and had to install ...
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Cygwin Emacs+Auctex+Evince?

I am trying to get emacs, auctex and evince working together on Cygwin. The forward search works, but not the reverse search (Evince->Emacs). I tried in vain to find out if the emacs bundled with ...
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How to find texlive cygwin documentation

This might be more of a Cygwin than Latex question, but I don't know. Is there a convenient way to find and open the documentation for Latex packages within Cygwin? The only way I could think of is ...
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Making MiKteX pdflatex on Windows available to cygwin

I currently have a project with a workflow that uses pandoc in its Makefile to convert text from Markdown to LaTeX to PDF. This requires that a LaTeX engine be present in my path, or specified with ...
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"Undefined control sequence" on auto-generated tex files [closed]

I'm using ipython-notebook to convert my code to tex file and then to a pdf file, and an issue occurred when converting from the generated tex file to pdf (I've posted an issue here). The whole ...
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mktextfm ptmr8t errors

Switching environments (to a machine with Cygwin), I got errors like this from pdflatex: kpathsea: Running mktextfm ptmr8t /usr/share/texmf-dist/web2c/mktexnam: Could not map source abbreviation for ...
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Setup Interstaste font in CygWin/TeX Live

I have some trouble to setup a font under Cygwin/TeX Live, any idea on how to solve that will be welcome. I setup a new Cygwin 1.7.x on a PC, it comes with TeX Live, and I try to install an ...
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repstopdf issue on Cygwin

Environment: Cygwin with Cygwin Ports packages enabled for doxygen/graphviz/mscgen/texlive-latex/texlive-latex-extras. Configuration: doxygen is configured to generate LaTeX output and I have PDF ...
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ConTeXt under cygwin [closed]

Since I couldn't use the first-setup.bat script behind my authentication based, HTTP only, corporate proxy, I went for cygwin. I installed the version 20120628-1 of a package named texlive-collection-...
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Problem executing script for latexdiff

I am a LaTeX beginner and new to Scripting. I try to implement this interesting solution for latexdiff and multiple files found in this question-answer before I begin writing my phd thesis. However ...
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Problem regarding Latexdiff, Perl and MikTex 2.9 on Win7 [closed]

I try to implement this interesting solution for latexdiff and multiple files. There are other questions regarding missing perl scripts but I cannot relate them or their solutions to my problem (i.e. ...
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Can I make write18 send command lines to Cygwin bash instead of Windows command interpreter?

I am using Windows 7, Cygwin (CYGWIN_NT-6.6-WOW64), and MiKTeX 2.9. I am trying to compile a document of a friend of mine who has written a specific document class file (.cls), a class that is able to ...
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