pdfjadetex [options] [commands]
This manual page was derived from the manual page for pdfTeX and is not
meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of
TeX can be found in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementa-
pdfjadeTeX is a version of TeX that can create PDF files as well as DVI
The typical use of pdfjadeTeX is with a pregenerated formats for which
PDF output has been enabled. The pdfjadetex command uses the equiva-
lent of the plain JadeTeX format.
pdfjadeTeX's handling of its command-line arguments is similar to that
This version of pdfjadeTeX understands the following command line
Use format as the name of the format to be used, instead of the
name by which pdfjadeTeX was called or a %& line.
--help Print help message and exit.
--ini Be pdfinitex, for dumping formats; this is implicitly true if
the program is called as pdfinitex.
Sets the interaction mode. The mode can be one of batchmode,
nonstopmode, scrollmode, and errorstopmode. The meaning of
these modes is the same as that of the corresponding \commands.
--ipc Send DVI or PDF output to a socket as well as the usual output
file. Whether this option is available is the choice of the in-
As --ipc, and starts the server at the other end as well.
Whether this option is available is the choice of the installer.
Sets path searching debugging flags according to the bitmask.
See the Kpathsea manual for details.
Enable mktexfmt, where fmt must be one of tex or tfm.
Disable mktexfmt, where fmt must be one of tex or tfm.
Print version information and exit.
See the Kpathsearch library documentation (the `Path specifications'
node) for precise details of how the environment variables are used.
The kpsewhich utility can be used to query the values of the variables.
One caveat: In most pdfjadeTeX formats, you cannot use ~ in a filename
you give directly to pdfjadeTeX, because ~ is an active character, and
hence is expanded, not taken as part of the filename. Other programs,
such as Metafont, do not have this problem.
Normally, pdfjadeTeX puts its output files in the current direc-
tory. If any output file cannot be opened there, it tries to
open it in the directory specified in the environment variable
TEXMFOUTPUT. There is no default value for that variable. For
example, if you say tex paper and the current directory is not
writable, if TEXMFOUTPUT has the value /tmp, pdfjadeTeX attempts
to create /tmp/paper.log (and /tmp/paper.pdf, if any output is
Search path for \input and \openin files. This should probably
start with ``.'', so that user files are found before system
Search path for font metric (.tfm) files.
Search path for format files.
search path for pdfinitex internal strings.
Command template for switching to editor. The default, usually
vi, is set when pdfjadeTeX is compiled.
The location of the files mentioned below varies from system to system.
Use the kpsewhich utility to find their locations.
Encoded text of pdfjadeTeX's messages.
Filename mapping definitions.
*.tfm Metric files for pdfjadeTeX's fonts.
*.fmt Predigested pdfjadeTeX format (.fmt) files.
This manual page was derived by Marcus Brinkmann for the Debian distri-
bution from the pdfTeX manual page from the teTeX distribution by
Marcus Brinkmann 12 July 1998 PDFJADETEX(1)
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