texi2dvi(1) convert Texinfo documents to DVI or PDF


texi2dvi [,OPTION/]... ,FILE/...
texi2pdf [,OPTION/]... ,FILE/...
pdftexi2dvi [,OPTION/]... ,FILE/...


Run each Texinfo or (La)TeX FILE through TeX in turn until all cross-references are resolved, building all indices. The directory containing each FILE is searched for included files. The suffix of FILE is used to determine its language ((La)TeX or Texinfo). To process (e)plain TeX files, set the environment variable LATEX=tex.

In order to make texi2dvi a drop-in replacement of TeX/LaTeX in AUC-TeX, the FILE may also be composed of the following simple TeX commands.

the actual file to compile
same as --batch

When invoked as `texi2pdf' or `pdftexi2dvi', or given the option --pdf or --dvipdf, generate PDF output. Otherwise, generate DVI.

General options:

-b, --batch
no interaction
-D, --debug
turn on shell debugging (set -x)
-h, --help
display this help and exit successfully
-o, --output=,OFILE/
leave output in OFILE; only one input FILE is allowed
-q, --quiet
no output unless errors (implies --batch)
-s, --silent
same as --quiet
-v, --version
display version information and exit successfully
-V, --verbose
report on what is done
don't process files more than N times [7]
remove the auxiliary files and directories, but not the output

Output format:

output a DVI file [default]
output a PDF file via DVI (using a dvi-to-pdf program)
output an HTML file from LaTeX, using HeVeA
output an Info file from LaTeX, using HeVeA
-p, --pdf
use pdftex or pdflatex for processing
output a PostScript file via DVI (using dvips)
output a plain text file from LaTeX, using HeVeA

TeX tuning:

use @input instead of \input for preloaded Texinfo
-e, -E, --expand
force macro expansion using makeinfo
search DIR for Texinfo files
-l, --language=,LANG/
specify LANG for FILE, either latex or texinfo
do not pass --file-line-error to TeX
pass --shell-escape to TeX
pass --src-specials to TeX
-t, --command=,CMD/
insert CMD in copy of input file
or --texinfo=,CMD/
multiple values accumulate
use given charset translation file for TeX

Build modes:

specify the treatment of auxiliary files [local]
same as --build=,tidy/
-c, --clean
same as --build=,clean/
specify where the tidy compilation is performed; implies --tidy; defaults to TEXI2DVI_BUILD_DIRECTORY [.]

The MODE specifies where the TeX compilation takes place, and, as a consequence, how auxiliary files are treated. The build mode can also be set using the environment variable TEXI2DVI_BUILD_MODE.

Valid values of MODE are:

compile in the current directory, leaving all the auxiliary files around. This is the traditional TeX use.
compile in a local *.t2d directory, where the auxiliary files are left. Output files are copied back to the original file.
same as `tidy', but remove the auxiliary directory afterwards. Every compilation therefore requires the full cycle.

The values of these environment variables are used to run the corresponding commands, if they are set:


Regarding --dvipdf, if DVIPDF is not set in the environment, the following programs are looked for (in this order): dvipdfmx dvipdfm dvipdf dvi2pdf dvitopdf.

Any CMD strings are added after @setfilename for Texinfo input, or in the first line for LaTeX input.

If Texinfo is installed on your site, then the command

info texi2dvi

should give you access to more documentation.


Report bugs to [email protected], general questions and discussion to [email protected].
GNU Texinfo home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>


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This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.