The progam mkjobtexmf runs a program and tries to find the used file
names. Two methods are available, option "-recorder" of TeX (Web2C) or
the program strace.
Then it generates a directory with a texmf tree. It checks the found
files and tries sort them in this texmf tree.
It can be used for archiving purposes or to speed up following TeX
This runs TeX that can be configured by options. Both methods for get-
ting the used file names are available.
mkjobtexmf [options] -- <cmd> [args]
The latter form runs program cmd with arguments args instead of TeX. As
method only program strace is available.
--jobname <name> Name of the job (mandatory).
Usually this is the TeX file
--texname <file> Input file for TeX. Default is the
job name with extension '.tex'
--texopt <option> Option for TeX run
--destdir <directory> Destination directory,
default is `<jobname>.mjt'
--output Add also output files
--strace Use strace instead of TeX's
--copy Copy files instead of creating
--flat Junk paths, do not make directories
inside the destination directory
--(no)texhash Run texhash, use --notexhash for MiKTeX
--exclude-ext <ext> Exclude files with extension <ext>.
--cmd-tex <cmd> Command for the TeX compiler
--cmd-kpsewhich <cmd> Command for kpsewhich
--cmd-texhash <cmd> Command for texhash
--cmd-strace <cmd> Command for strace
--verbose Verbose output
--help Brief help message
--man Full documentation
--version Print version identification
Running the program
mkjobtexmf --jobname foo -- dvips foo
Two methods are available to get the used file names:
Recorder of TeX
Some TeX distributions (e.g. Web2C) support the option -recorder
for its TeX compilers. Then the TeX compiler generates a file with
extension .fls that records the used input and output files.
This program traces system calls and signals. It is used here to
log the used files.
Analyze and link/copy found files
The result directory jobname.mjt is generated. Inside the result TEXMF
tree is created. Each found file is compared against a list of paths of
TEXMF trees. If a match is found, the file is linked/copied into the
TEXMF tree. The list of paths is generated by program kpsewhich.
If the file cannot be mapped to a TEXMF tree and the file is a relative
file name, then it is directly linked/copied into the result directory
jobname.mjt. Absolute file names are not supported and neither paths
with links to parent directories.
Symbolic links are created by default. The files are copied if option
"--copy" is given or symbolic linking is not available.
It is the name of the job. `<jobname>.tex' serves as default for
the TeX file and <jobname> is used for naming various directories
and files. See section "FILES".
The name of the TeX input file, if it differs from <jobname>.tex.
Additional option for the TeX compiler, examples are "--ini" or
"--shell-escape". This option can be given more than once.
Specifies the name of the destination directory where the result is
collected. As default a directory is generated in the current
directory with the job name and extension `.mjt'.
Also add output files.
Use method with program strace, see "DESCRIPTION".
Files with extension <ext> are excluded. The option can be given
several times or a comma separated list of extensions can be used.
--exclude-ext aux --exclude-ext log --exclude-ext toc
is the same as
As default the file `ls-R' is generated in the `texmf' tree,
because this is the file name database that might be used in TeX
Live. Because MiKTeX uses a different mechanism, its `texhash' does
not generate the `ls-R' files and "--notexhash" suppresses the call
Command for the TeX compiler. Default is pdflatex.
Command for kpsewhich.
Command for updating the file name database of the generated texmf
tree. Default is texmf.
Command for strace.
Display help screen.
Print manual page.
Print version identification and exit.
TeX file test.tex using TeX's recorder method:
mkjobtexmf --jobname test
TeX file test.tex using LaTeX:
mkjobtexmf --jobname test --cmd-tex latex
mkjobtexmf --jobname test --texopt -ini --texname pdflatex.ini
UNSOLVED ISSUES, CAVEATS, TODOS
Options, defaults, how the program works might change in future
Currently the method with strace records this files. TeX's
recorder does not. Useful are texmf.cnf files for variable set-
tings. Because we have just one TEXMF tree, the path sections
should probably rewritten.
Settings in environment variables
They are not stored at all.
The program uses one destination directory and at most one TEXMF
tree for the result. However, the source files can come from dif-
ferent directories and TEXMF trees. Therefore name collisions are
The program follows the strategy not to delete files in the desti-
nation directory. That allows to collect files from differnt runs.
Thus collisions are resolved in the manner that the first entry
that is made in the destination directory wins.
It would save the user from retyping the same options again and
Bugs in TeX's file recording might result in incomplete file
recording (e.g. pdfTeX 1.40.3 does not record .pfb and .pk files).
Directory where the resulting texmf tree and symbol links are
stored. It can be changed by option "--destdir".
Name of TeX's recorder file.
Log file where the result of strace is stored.
Heiko Oberdiek, email: heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2007, 2008, 2011 by Heiko Oberdiek.
This library is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it
* Support for `configure' added. (Thanks to Norbert Preining for
writing a first version of the configure stuff.)
* Tiny fix in target `uninstall' in file `Makefile.in'. (Thanks to
* Fix for unknown option `"--cmd-strace"'. (Thanks to Juho Niemela)
* Remove colon from drive specification when making directories.
* Option "--(no)texhash" added.
* Some support for MiKTeX (thanks Ulrike Fischer).
* Various fixes in the generation of the documentation.
* Options "--exclude-ext" and "--version" added.
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