latex-mk(1) automate compilation of LaTeX files.


latex-mk [options]


This manual page documents briefly the latex-mk commands. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNUInfo format; see below.

latex-mk is a wrapper script used by the LaTeX-Mk makefile system for LaTeX documents. Its purpose is to run LaTeX the appropriate number of times to resolve all references and page changes associated with resolving references.


A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.

-h --help

Show description of the script.


Show version of program.

-b --bibtex

Force call to BibTeX.


Delete log file.


Enable debug mode.


Ignore errors.


Use pdflatex instead of latex.


Use tex2page instead of latex.


This manual page was written by Rafael Laboissiere <[email protected]> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


Copyright © 2006 Rafael Laboissiere