```PDFJADETEX(1)               General Commands Manual              PDFJADETEX(1)

NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION
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-
tion.

pdfjadeTeX is a version of TeX that can create PDF files as well as DVI
files.

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
of LaTeX.

OPTIONS
This version of  pdfjadeTeX  understands  the  following  command  line
options.

--fmt format
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.

--interaction mode
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-
staller.

--ipc-start
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.

--maketex fmt
Enable mktexfmt, where fmt must be one of tex or tfm.

--no-maketex fmt
Disable mktexfmt, where fmt must be one of tex or tfm.

--output-comment string
Use string for the DVI file comment instead of the date.

--progname name
Pretend  to  be program name.  This affects both the format used
and the search paths.

--shell-escape
Enable the \write18{command} construct.  The command can be  any
Bourne shell command.  This construct is normally disallowed for
security reasons.

--version
Print version information and exit.

ENVIRONMENT
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.

TEXMFOUTPUT
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
produced.)

TEXINPUTS
Search path for \input and \openin files.  This should  probably
start  with  ``.'',  so  that user files are found before system
files.

TEXFONTS
Search path for font metric (.tfm) files.

TEXFORMATS
Search path for format files.

TEXPOOL
search path for pdfinitex internal strings.

TEXEDIT
Command template for switching to editor.  The default,  usually
vi, is set when pdfjadeTeX is compiled.

FILES
The location of the files mentioned below varies from system to system.
Use the kpsewhich utility to find their locations.

texfonts.map
Filename mapping definitions.

*.tfm  Metric files for pdfjadeTeX's fonts.

*.fmt  Predigested pdfjadeTeX format (.fmt) files.

BUGS
This version of pdfjadeTeX  fails  to  trap  arithmetic  overflow  when
dimensions  are added or subtracted.  Cases where this occurs are rare,
but when it does the generated DVI file will be invalid.