[tex-live] bibtex with pdflatex

kap4lin kap4lin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 20:43:13 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 8:42 AM, John Collins <collins at phys.psu.edu> wrote:
> You could take a look at my Perl script latexmk.  On CTAN it's at
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/latexmk/   It can be installed by
> TeXLive 2009 (or you may have it already installed).
> To do exactly what you want, you simply run latexmk with the options -pdf.
>  This overrides latexmk's default of generating a dvi file by latex instead
> of a pdf file by pdflatex.  A configuration file can be made to avoid typing
> options on the command line everytime you use latexmk.
> Latexmk will do a first run of pdflatex.  Then it will detect that your
> document uses bibtex and will run bibtex automatically.  It will repeat the
> runs of pdflatex as many times as needed to resolve cross references etc.

This looks great. There is one small question. Texworks sends two
option to pdflatex, namely,  '$synctexoption' and '$fullname'. So, to
be able to use the synctexoption, do I have to redefine the pdflatex
command as:

$pdflatex = 'pdflatex $synctexoption %T'

In this case what is the exact value for $synctexoption (may be some
texworks folks here?). And then:

latexmk -pdf $fullname ???

BTW, How are the options corresponding to '%O' identified? Would the
following command work?

latexmk -pdf $synctexoption $fullname

where both the variables are supplied by Tw while calling latexmk.

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