synctex(1) BSD General Commands Manual synctex(1)
synctex -- command line client tool to support the Synchronize TeXnology
available in recent TeX engines.
synctex command [options] [args]
The Synchronization TeXnology is a feature of recent TeX engines. It
allows to synchronize between input and output, which means to navigate
from the source document to the typeset material and vice versa.
Run `synctex help' to access the built-in tool documentation.
TEX ENGINE OPTION -synctex=NUMBER
If NUMBER=0 or no option is given, no synctex file is created.
If NUMBER<0, synctex files are text files.
If NUMBER>0, synctex files are compressed with gz.
If NUMBER&2, no .gz extension is used.
If NUMBER&4, activate form support, useful for pdftex.
If NUMBER&8, better file compression.
Use for example `pdftex -synctex=15 foo.tex' to activate all the options.
Notice that LuaTeX option is `--synctex=NUMBER' with two dashes.
The Synchronize TeXnology is essentially due to Jerome Laurens, with use-
ful suggestions by some well known actors of the TeX world.
Revised on Sun Apr 23 09:54:20 UTC 2017.
December 8, 2022
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