synctex

synctex(1)                BSD General Commands Manual               synctex(1)

NAME
     synctex -- command line client tool to support the Synchronize TeXnology
     available in recent TeX engines.

SYNOPSIS
     synctex command [options] [args]

OVERVIEW
     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.

SEE ALSO
     synctex(5) tex(1)

AUTHOR
     The Synchronize TeXnology is essentially due to Jerome Laurens, with use-
     ful suggestions by some well known actors of the TeX world.

HISTORY
     Revised on Sun Apr 23 09:54:20 UTC 2017.

                               December 8, 2022
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