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How can I submit the input filename into find exec correctly?

I want to create two pdf output files of a single LaTeX source. One output file is public and the other one (with further information) is becomes public. I use a make file which uses find to grep ...
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Fedora 23: “Unescaped left brace is deprecated” error in LaTeX

After updating from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23, I'm having trouble compiling anything with biblatex (biber as backend). Anything without biblatex compiles just fine, so I'm assuming it's something with ...
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Install all TeXLive documentation for installed packages

I have installed some subset of TeXLive on Fedora 22. None of the documentation packages got installed along the way. They are just called texlive-package-doc, which is easy. However, I would like to ...
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How to install listings package in Kubuntu for LaTeX?

I installed LaTeX on my Kubuntu with those commands: sudo apt-get install abntex sudo apt-get install texmaker sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended ...
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Is troff/groff relevant anymore?

I've heard that troff/groff have largely been replaced by TeX. Is this true? The only thing that I know actually used troff nowadays is manpages. Is this also true? If not, what are some other uses?
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How to handle unavailable texlive packages on el7

I am on SL7 (EL7), and after upgrading from 6, I now get the error ! LaTeX Error: File `lineno.sty' not found. I don't remember how I made that package available in 6. I have spent a while ...
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How to make PDF viewer responsive to changes in Debian

I have a fresh Debian 8.1 installation and am trying to make its usability feel like OSX. I run xelatex document.tex && evince document.pdf & but it only successfully runs xelatex and ...
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Is it ever possible for command redirection to HDD to fail?

I'm using Xubuntu 15.04, and sometimes have this really strange problem, originating from a XeLaTeX run. When using this typesetting system, the following system command is executed: uname -s > ...
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Latexmk, from Makefile, from bash script, from Cron - Latexmk not being executed

I have several Git repositories with LaTeX files that I want to have typeset automatically. The idea is to have a central bash script (run by a cronjob) that executes a bash script in every ...
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Mouse wheel scroller misbehaving in TexMaker on Ubuntu 15.04 running in VBox on win7

I am running TexMaker on Ubuntu 15.04 inside VBox on Win7. I have a sticky mouse wheel (when I scroll, it gets stuck at the bottom of the page and jumps back to the beginning). The scrolling works ...
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How to grep for a word taking into account hyphenation?

For the purpose of building an index I am searching for some words in a bunch of latex files. This process is complicated by the fact that latex has a discretionary hyphen command \-, which indicates ...
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Using Git on System Files [closed]

As the title suggests, I'm trying to have version control (using Git) on a particular subdirectory of /usr/. Namely /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/. It is very annoying to constantly have to manually ...
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How to sort (by whatever key) BibTex entries in `.bib` file?

I work with LaTeX and do versioning with Git. For bibliography management I use Mendeley. The problem is that each time Mendeley synchronizes it's .bib exports, they are in different order, what ...
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How to install texlive full on Kali Linux?

I want to install texlie on my Kali Linux. I run apt-get install texlive-full but I got this error message: root@begueradj:~# sudo apt-get install texlive-full Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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apt-get doesn't recognize TeX as already installed

I tried installing TexLive by downloading the install-tl-unx.tar.gz file from here and extracting it, then doing sudo perl install-tl and I added the following to /etc/profile: ...
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Installing OpenType font

I bought a full copy of Hoefler Txt, which is an OpenType font, and I'm trying to install it now on my system (Mint 17). However, the results are inconsistent between programs. Here are the steps I'm ...
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To Regex Pandoc Tables

Minimum Data to regex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ------------------------------------------------------------- A B C D Header Aligned Aligned ...
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Texmaker will not compile unless opened through terminal

I have the problem that Texmaker 4.4.1 does not compiled if it is started from the icon in the appications menu, but it does compile if started from the terminal. When I do the quick build, the ...
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Install Lyx in OpenSuse - libboost_regex problem

I am trying to install lyx in opensuse with sudo zypper in lyx However, I get the following error Problem: nothing provides libboost_regex.so.1.53.0()(64bit) needed by lyx-2.1.3-109.1.x86_64 ...
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How to fully install Latex in fedora?

What is the equivalent to sudo apt-get install texlive-full on Fedora system? I read it is yum install texlive-scheme-full. Am I correct?
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Convert TeX accents to UTF-8 in Python

edit below First of all, I am quite sure this is a duplicated question. But I have no idea how to search for it. I spent quite a long time already. I am reading with python from a .txt file the path ...
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character abnormal in fedora 20

Recently something strange happened with my fedora, the character on the top bar just appears like a block, which is a square filled with black. I'm confused about that. I think the problem may lie ...
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How to change the Qt version used by TeXstudio in elementary os Freya?

I have installed TexStudio 2.8.8. When I open it, it says TeXStudio has been compiled with Qt 4.8.6 but running with Qt 4.7.3. Please get the correct runtime library. when I checked in terminal with ...
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To plot 7x10 pictures for review in video

Assume you have 77777 pictures. You want to review them and their differences: have 7x10 pictures without margins to have an image viewer where the minimum browse time can be less than 1.0 s such ...
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Substituting file extensions on a variable

I'd like to do the following : create a .tex and directly show it after compilation with evince, ideally it would be like this: showpdf file.tex so I wrote #!/bin/sh pdflatex $1 && ...
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apt installing more packages than specified as dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker from the repository. For installing the texlive I followed the steps described here. For this the control file I used is this. It has the file texlive-binaries in it. ...
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How to write this pseudocode where condition

This question is extension of this question about listing questions of directories. I get a problem that I need to understand the original section of the text. Current output where you see the ...
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Is it possible to install all available packages of TexLive in Fedora?

I would like to install all TexLive packages available for Fedora using Yum. All of them have the format texlive-package. Is there a way to do it all without installing one package at a time (there ...
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Compile Latex source automatically on creation/change

Is it easy to do the following script? I have my LaTeX-documents on /home/jaakko/Documents/LaTeX and its subdirectories. I would like to have a script watch the .tex documents in that directory and ...
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Install pdflatex via SSH on Amazon EC2 instance

I need to install pdflatex on my Linux powered machine (Amazon EC2 instance, didn't decided yet which distribution would be the best so also feel free to give a hint) because I want to connect ...
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How to write this replacement with condition

I want to replace now within my working directories the word -> with $\to$ if the word is not within verbatim environment. Pseudocode Replace all entriens of -> with $\to$ everywhere else but not ...
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Yum installation of package specific modules

I was playing around with texlive package recently and found out that there is a way to install tex style packages with yum install 'tex(package.sty)' command. I've never seen package name was ...
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Org-mode: Inserting (advanced) LaTeX equations for HTML expot

I'm using org-mode as working environment, and so far has been extremely useful. One of the wonders of it is the versatility of exporting... I can export to LaTeX or HTML or ODT files from the same ...
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Printing Latex source with a2ps

When I try to print out latex source code with a2ps somefile.tex I get error messages from egrep like egrep: Das Ende des angegebenen Intervalls ist nicht gültig which translates to "the end of ...
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Using vim-latex with latexmk and evince results in garbled text (GLib-GObject-CRITICAL)

When I compile a latex file in vim with the vim-latex plugin with \ll usinglatexmk, my vim terminal text content gets littered with error messages like the following dispersed through the text: ...
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Calling latex from vim stopped working

When I try to compile my latex document from within vim by issuing: :w|!lualatex % (leaving out the w command does not solve the problem) it compiles but it does not save any files. If I call lualatex ...
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TexLive and RHEL 6 — can I install 2011 *in addition* to 2007?

Our environment is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. By default, RHEL 6 comes with a version of TexLive from 2007. A user would like one of the extensions to TexLive ("PDFTex") to be updated. From ...
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Printing short latex snippets

Is there a way to quickly (render and) print short latex snippets like single equations? Something similar to echo "Some text" | lpr like make-latex-image "$\frac{some}{equation}$" | ...
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Table align in two column page style in IEEEtran latex

I am writing a paper using the IEEEtran class. I need to insert a 3 tables in the top of the 3rd page in the two column page style. my table having 15 columns and 4 rows..... can anybody tell how to ...
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sed replace misplaces slashes

I have the following code in a LaTeX file: for \emph{service} in \emph{host}.resources: for \emph{file} in \emph{host}.resources: \underline{service}.requires.add(\underline{file}) ...
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How can I use a back-reference in place of a filename in sed?

I am trying to use sed to scan through a file and find a pattern, then use part of the matched pattern as a filename and insert the contents of the file at that location. I can get most of it to work, ...
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What is the native Gnome equivalent for Kile?

I was using Kile for editing Latex documents, but after latest package upgrade (I am running Debian Testing) all Kde applications are running reeeeaaaallllly slow - so I am looking for a temporary ...
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Is it possible to make Linux to autocompile my LaTeX-document

Is it possible to do the following in Linux? I'm writing a particular LaTeX-file using Nano. I would like to have my document compiled every time I save my document, i.e. I press F3.
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How to install language support in TexLive on Debian Wheezy?

I'd like to use the babel-croatian package which is available for download on CTAN. But how do I install this package? Or perhaps there is a command-line way?
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Texmaker won't compile unless opened through terminal

I am running Linux mint 16. I have installed Texmaker on my machine and everything works fine when I open it through the terminal, i.e. $ texmaker foo.tex; however, when I open the file by ...
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Texlive fonts screwing up my truetype fonts

I have been running into this strange issue. When I install texlive fonts, they automatically register as system fonts. If I install the texlive variant of an already installed truetype font (for ...
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How to install Kile on Debian KDE 7.3 32 bit?

For the past week or so, I'm trying to install Kile in Debian 7.3 kde desktop after installing TexLive 2013 from a CTAN mirror (downloading the installer in a home directory, decompressing it in ...
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Stuck installing TexLive from scratch on Debian KDE!

I'm trying to install TexLive 2013 on my Debian 7.3 kde desktop from scratch. I've read these guides (1 & 2) but instead of getting the perltk installer's GUI, I get the txt mode installer which I ...
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Problem with completion in TexMaker on Elementary OS

I have a problem with TexMaker on my OS. When I type a few words of the command (for example, the word "\begin{document}"), it doesn't appear in the list of possible commands as usual. Instead, it ...
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Easiest method to create pdf from template using command line (without pdflatex)?

For ten years I have been generating billings for me and my wife in this way: Create TeX template with LyX or by hand Using in this source placeholder text Then: cat template | sed ...