Questions tagged [makefile]

{makefile} tells the operating system how to derive the target program.

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Makefile for arbitrary latex document

I wanna use automatic variables to prepare a Makefile for several latex documents. In other words, i have foo.tex, bar.tex, bee.tex, otherdoc.tex ... I wanna use a single Makefile to process all of ...
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UseLATEX (for CMake) doesn't accept compiler flags

I'm using UseLATEX.cmake with CMake and it works pretty well except for passing compiler flags. For example, in the main directory I have a basic TeX file main.tex, the UseLATEX.cmake file, and this ...
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Trying to use \MakePerPage{footnote} kills the build of my LaTeX doc

The standard LaTeX footnote behavior is to mark footnotes using superscript numbers. I can't use that, since all of my citations are superscript numbers. What I'd like is for my footnotes to be marked ...
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Minimal Makefile for pdflatex bibtex with output-directory [duplicate]

Does someone have a minimal Makefile, that compiles a latex document using pdflatex bibtex pdflatex pdflatex while putting all ouput files in a special output-directory to avoid cluttering the root-...
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When do makefiles recompile and when don't they? (How to force makefiles working.) [closed]

I have noticed that makefiles sometimes do their job (they compile the document) and sometimes they don't (then, they claim nothing has changed). In the latter case, depending on how the makefile ...
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How to generate a Makefile from dtx // keeping the tab width

For a complete documentation I would like to maintain and explain the Makefile within my dtx-file. Two problems occur: docstrip always adds an extension to the generated file (\file{Makefile}{\from{\...
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Which build system should I prefer if I want to distribute tex files?

I want to improve some existing Makefiles in a project where everything is kept as tex files. However, running make pollute the directory with intermediate files and the current Makefile does not make ...
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How to pass jobname info to `latexmk -C`? [duplicate]

I created a Makefile which uses latexmk. Example main.tex: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello World! \end{document} Makefile: FILE := FOOO .PHONY: $(FILE).pdf all: $(FILE).pdf $(...
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Use latexmk with -use-make to generate standalone graphics

I'm trying to build my main.tex that includes a standalone pic.pdf. Special is, that pic.pdf needs to be built by latexmk (via the -use-make flag) while actually building main.tex. The problem ...
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Latexmk fails to compile citing missing .bbl file with biblatex

I am trying to use the excellent and well-maintained template/framework here for my phd thesis. https://github.com/holgern/TUB_PhDThesisTemplate since this meets all the requirements of my university. ...
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How to build a Makefile that builds a LaTeX document with dependencies in one run

I am trying to create a Makefile for my paper where I can type just make and it will compile everything in one go. The paper has several figures which are generated from scripts. However, everything I'...
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How to write a Makefile in Windows to compile a Latex document using a loop

I need to write several documents that are fairly close to each other, i.e.same structure of header/footer, call a common set of forms. I wrote a Main.tex document with a set of \if\x 1 { my document ...
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Texstudio and local texmf

I have a project directory and within the project directory a package in a local texmf-tree. As the project resides in a repository and is compiled on different computers, I would like to have a ...
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latexmk and Makefile with multiple sources

I have a main source file that \include a lot of other LaTeX files such as tables all named tab-XXX.tex. This way, I can have an appending that lists all the tables but this is beyond the point. How ...
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Redefine existing commands outside preamble

I have a Latex document where a lot of the text and figures is generated automatically by a program. In a minimal example, the final document is like this: \documentclass{memoir} %% This file is ...
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Building PDF with pdflatex and biber

I am trying to build pdf latex out of source with biber and biblatex, but i get LaTex warning: There were undefined references. Please (re)run Biber on the file : report during the third pdflatex run. ...
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What is makefile and when do I need to use it along with latexmk?

I was looking for a tool that can look for changes in my TeX files then compiles them whenever a change is registered. So, I came across latexmk and managed to make it do what I want. However, I ...
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Force dependency to compile using a Makefile

I compile a project using a Makefile. Somehow (after reading a lot about Makefiles), I can't solve the following problem: I have a main file edu.tex and a file edu-tut.tex, which is imported to edu....
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Set correct path for BibTeX via Rubber

Setup I am using Rubber to compile my LaTeX document. In my root folder I have main.tex, mybib.bib (both coming from here) and Makefile. main.tex \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{cite} \...
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Makefile for a latex report

Not sure if this belongs here - but its bugging me. I have a makefile : DOCNAME=SI16-SC13B038 D1=Abstract D2=Bonafide D3=Declaration D4=Introduction DBIB=References TEXDEP=$(D1)/*tex $(D2)/*tex $(D3)...
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What is “sepdflatexmk”?

A colleague gave me a .tex file and said it needed to be compiled with sepdflatexmk, which she had on her Mac. She didn't know anything more about this compiler. I did some Googling and it seems ...
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Compilation of several projects at once

I search a way to (re)compile several different projects at once (all assumed to be compile individually without error). Here, I present the context and the problem. The context: I have a topic, e....
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How to add -sPAPERSIZE=a4 to makefile?

i have this makefile: FILE=name all: latex $(FILE).tex dvips $(FILE).dvi ps2pdf $(FILE).ps and i want to add parameter -sPAPERSIZE=a4 for latex, dvips and ps2pdf, how should i do it? ...
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Biblatex remakes bcf and bbl files despite no change to bib files

Any change to my project tex files, even those that do not involve bib files or citations, result in biblatex recompiling the bcf and bbl files. How to prevent this behavior in order to save time ...
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Make utility deletes PDF when Ctrl-C'ing out of continuous preview

I am using a Makefile together with the latexmk utility to build PDFs from LaTeX files. My question is at the bottom. Here is some background: The relevant parts of my Makefile are the following: ...
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Using Make to Compile Latex with external packages [closed]

I am using make to compile my LaTeX files (make is the REQUIRED tool) and am running in to some trouble when trying to build on a 'fresh' computer. By this I mean the documents contain many \...
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\lstinputlisting interprets special characters from included file

I'm writing a report with multiple programming languages. At the moment I'm trying to include a Makefile. When I do: \lstinputlisting[language=make]{./Kodeeksempler/makefile} I get the following ...
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GNU Makefile for compiling each chapter with its own reference

My book structure is like: book.tex chapter/ch1.tex /ch2.tex ref/ch1.bib /ch2.bib As each chapter of my book is required to has its own reference thus I used chapterbib package and fed ...
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latexmk: jobname option and clean up incompatibility?

I'm using latexmk in a Makefile to compile my document. Since I want my output filename to be different from the input filename, I use latexmk's option jobname. The problem is: it seems to be ...
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Why does \cite work but \citep and \ref do not?

I'm using a Makefile that was working which looks: # partly autogenerated, that's why it's so ugly! # say 'make V=1' to see the full build output ifndef V Q = @ Q_LATEX = sh -c 'echo -e " " `echo $...
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Makefile in packages with UNIX commands and latexmk?

What are the rules regarding writing Makefiles to be part of CTAN packages? I would like to include a Makefile in a package I wrote. The package is in .dtx format with its .ins file embedded. When I ...
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Call GNU Make from AucTeX [duplicate]

In most Emacs major modes targetting compiled programming languages, C-c C-c invokes make. In AucTeX, it lets me choose between any of BibTeX Biber Check ChkTeX Clean Clean All File Index ...
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listings: How can I highlight Makefiles?

I am trying to typeset a makefile using listings. Now I would like some differential highlighting, e.g. for variables and ordinary commands in the target body. In this snippet, want to have different ...
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Auctex support for building using makefile in subdirectory?

I am editing my PhD thesis using Emacs & Auctex, but my elisp is quite weak. Additionally, I build my thesis in a subdirectory, using makefiles generated by CMake and the UseLATEX CMake package, ...
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Can I pass LaTeX commands to latexmk instead of a filename?

This is a follow-up to How can I automate the workflow for producing multiple versions of a document? Here is toy example of my problem. I want to automate the generation of two slightly different ...
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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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pgf: 'externalize' with 'list and make' on windows [closed]

In the pgfmanual I found today under Section 50.4.4 Customizing the Externalization that you can have multicore support during externalization using the mode list and make. % step 1: generate main....
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tikz externalization: list and make forces make to recompile the tikz images every time

I'm trying to speed up my latex development by parallelising as much tasks as possible and by redoing as little work as possible on every run. Amongst other things, I want to externalise my tikz ...
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How to provide a Makefile to Texlipse?

gurus, The question can probably be formulated in a couple of ways. When I created my Latex project in Texlipse, I told Eclipse to put all PDFs in the out folder, and all sources including my main....
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Makefile using latexmk not syncing between ST3 and Skim

I am busy writing my dissertation. I am using Sublime Text 3 to edit the documents and Skim as the PDF viewer. There are several reasons why I am not using LaTeXing/LaTeXTools to compile: The ...
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Controlling draft options from a Makefile

I would like to control class options such as draft and geometry package's showframe from a Makefile. Is there a way I can parameterise a document using LaTeX itself, or will I need to preprocess the ...
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What do Sweave/knitr offer that make doesn't?

I use LaTeX to write papers and R for data analysis and visualization, so I've been looking into Sweave and knitr. The Sweave website says: The purpose is to create dynamic reports, which can be ...
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What is the recommended approach to compile sequentially some variants of code? [duplicate]

Continuing experimenting with conditional text, I am getting a code with a number of options: some dialogs in english are translated, some other options (not shown in the MWE) enable the document be ...
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What is the most elegant way to provide a cross-platform project with automated compilation routine?

There are many different ways to automate the compilation of a LaTeX project. I would like to start a discussion, what would be the most flexible and elegant and omnipotent way to provide a project ...
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Create an exec on mac to compile [duplicate]

I'm trying to create an exec on mac to compile Latex, MakeIndex and BibTex in same time. Here my make file : latex -output-directory=build -interaction=nonstopmode sample.tex makeindex build/sample....
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Makefile that prevents tex directory from being cluttered with build output

I am using xelatex, biber and makeglossaries to generate my bachelor thesis. All of them are creating a huge amount of temporary files that are cluttering, not only my root document directory, but the ...
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asymptote giving me an error: could not load module 'example_01'

On page 3 of Dario Teixeira's Asymptote and LaTeX, the following simple example is provided: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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tests for defined labels (r@) and infinite passes with Makefile

My question probably has to do with .aux files and \newlabel therein. Here is what I can describe. The way my .PDF builds is via a Makefile; I inserted an MWE to show what happens. The situation is ...
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Parallel make with standalone package [closed]

This question is a LaTeX question, although it might actually be resolved by changing the build procedure of the document instead of the document itself. I have a document that includes a bunch of ...
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How can I highlight text before a character with listing?

All is in the title. I would like to add a color to the text before a character with listing package. For example, I would like to add a color to text between the beginning of a line and : or =, in a ...