# pdftexi2dvi

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SYNOPSIS
texi2dvi [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION
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 com-
mands.

`\input{FILE}'
the actual file to compile

`\nonstopmode'
same as --batch

Makeinfo  is used to perform Texinfo macro expansion before running TeX
when needed.

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 (implies --clean); only one input FILE may
be specified in this case

-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

TeX tuning:

--dvi  output a DVI file [default]
--no-line-error
do not pass --file-line-error to TeX

-p, --pdf
use pdftex or pdflatex for processing

-r, --recode
call recode before TeX to translate input

--recode-from=ENC
recode from ENC to the @documentencoding

--src-specials
pass --src-specials to TeX

-t, --command=CMD
insert CMD in copy of input file

or --texinfo=CMD
multiple values accumulate

--translate-file=FILE
use given charset translation file for TeX

Build modes:
--build=MODE
specify the treatment of auxiliary files [local]

--tidy same as --build=tidy

-c, --clean
same as --build=clean

--build-dir=DIR
specify where the tidy compilation is performed; implies --tidy;
defaults to TEXI2DVI_BUILD_DIRECTORY [.]

--mostly-clean
remove the auxiliary files and directories but not the output

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 MODEs are:
`local'
compile in the current  directory,  leaving  all  the  auxiliary
files around.  This is the traditional TeX use.

`tidy' compile  in  a  local *.t2d directory, where the auxiliary files
are left.  Output files are copied back to the original file.

`clean'
same as `tidy', but remove the auxiliary  directory  afterwards.

-      the output file is updated after every succesful  TeX  run,  for
sake  of  concurrent  visualization of the output.  In a `local'
build the viewer stops during the whole TeX run.

-      if the compilation fails, the previous state of the output  file
is preserved.

-      PDF and DVI compilation are kept in separate subdirectories pre-
venting any possibility of auxiliary file incompatibility.

On the other hand, because `tidy' compilation takes  place  in  another
directory,  occasionally  TeX  won't  be able to find some files (e.g.,
when using \graphicspath): in that case use -I  to  specify  the  addi-
tional directories to consider.

The values of the BIBTEX, LATEX (or PDFLATEX), MAKEINDEX, MAKEINFO, TEX
(or PDFTEX), TEXINDEX, and THUMBPDF environment variables are  used  to
run  those  commands, if they are set.  Any CMD strings are added after
@setfilename for Texinfo input, in the first line for LaTeX input.

REPORTING BUGS
Email bug reports to <bug-texinfo@gnu.org>, general questions and  dis-
cussion     to     <help-texinfo@gnu.org>.     Texinfo    home    page:
http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.