[texhax] AMSTeX

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 00:45:31 CEST 2012

Stephen Perencevich writes:

> I just got a new computer (MacBook Pro, running Mountain Lion), and I have
> TeXtures (from Blue Sky Research) and TeXshop running on my machine.  I have been
> unable to decipher the various sets of instructions that I have found on the web
> for installing AMSTeX.  Can anyone help?

I can't speak on the Mac setup.

But in TUG's TeXLive there is


with things for plain TeX and


with things for LaTeX.

"amstex" is generally no longer the name of a program.
That old program is emulated by running "tex" on a TeX
file that includes

\input amstex.tex

near the beginning.

"amslatex" is enabled in LaTeX

with something like


                              -- Bill

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