Web lists-archives.com

Re: How to create a PDF-Printer from the command line

On 2018-01-09, David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If you're dealing with latex files, as I have taken some minutes to
>> discover (cough), you need 'pdflatex', not pdftex, which will barf
>> immediately upon encountering latex commands.
> So could you now elaborate on step 1 of this "one-step" process?
> Cheers,
> David.

Like the other, more knowledgeable guy said.

pdftex will actually create a pdf out of a text file without complaint
if you put '\end' on a newline at the end of the text file (I wouldn't
recommend such a bare-bones approach, though, in my extremely limited
experience, for formatting reasons). Or you can just type '\end' in the
little interactive mode that comes up in the terminal when errors or
omissions are encountered.

All roads lead to Rome, I reckon.

"Ruling a large nation is like cooking a small fish" - Lao Tzu