This is a short little shell script which executes the right commands to generate and display a PDF from a latex file. I, personally, named it ‘pdf’ and just placed it in my ~/bin/ directory. The code for this can be found below:

pdflatex $1
bibtex $1
pdflatex $1
pdflatex $1
rm “$1.aux”
rm “$1.bbl”
rm “$1.blg”
rm “$1.log”
rm “$1.toc”
xpdf “$1.pdf” &

Posted: February 22nd, 2004

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