[tex-live] dvichop - was Re: LaTeX enhancement

Jonathan Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Wed Sep 8 17:24:14 CEST 2004

"Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> wrote in
message news:413F219E.7070507 at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk...
> david.boerschlein at pb.com wrote:


> > We have 80,000 tex files to process for a typical run to create 80,000
> > dvi files. Alternately, we could give it the name of a directory and
> > expect latex to process all the tex files in the directory
> >
> If you have 80,000 tex files. I don't mind betting that they are generated
> by something. Rather than trying to change TeX to process multiple files,
> you might go back in the process and create one huge file, run TeX on
> and then split the dvi file into 80,000 small files using  a dvi
> manipulator,
> or the like.

I agree with Sebastian on this.

I wrote a program, dvichop, that does just this.

It's on sourceforge, part of pytex.

Here's a couple of google links.

You might also want to consider running TeX as a daemon.


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