[tex-live] Texlive startup issue

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed May 20 19:22:59 CEST 2015

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:36:34PM +0100, Arun Prasath wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed texlive on windows 8 machine and trying to compile an example
> latex file to check whether the installation has gone OK. I get the
> following error while compiling the .tex file in texstudio editor.
> Error: Could not start the command: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1
> -interaction=nonstopmode "samplefile".tex
> Make sure that you have installed a (La)TeX distribution e.g. MiKTeX or TeX
> Live, and have set the correct paths to this distribution on the command
> configuration page.
> A (La)TeX editor like TeXstudio cannot work without the (La)TeX commands
> provided by such a distribution.
> I made sure i added the following path to .exe files in the PATH
> environmental variable
> C:\texlive\2014\bin\win32

What do you get when you type


in a command-prompt?

By default, the installer takes care of the searchpath.

Siep Kroonenberg

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