texlinks(1) maintain symbolic links from format to engine


texlinks [ OPTIONS... ] DIRECTORIES...


texlinks is used to create or recreate symbolic links from formats to engines according to the information in fmtutil.cnf or a file specified with --cnffile.

DIRECTORIES is an optional list of directories in which to operate. If no directories are specified the list of directories depends on the --multiplatform option.


--cnffile FILE or -f FILE
use file as configuration file (default: fmtutil.cnf)
--help or -h
show some help text
--multiplatform or -m
operate in all platform-specific directories (default: operate only in the directory for this platform)
--silent or -s
silently skip over existing scripts/binaries instead of printing a warning
--unlink or -u
Unlink previously created symlinks
--verbose or -v
+set verbose mode on (default: off)


default configuration file


None known, but report any bugs found to <[email protected]> (mailing list).


texlinks was written by Thomas Esser <[email protected]> in 1999. texlinks has been released into the public domain.

This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used by other distributions without contacting the author. Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).