latex on fbsd

Gary Aitken freebsd at
Tue Apr 16 15:00:34 UTC 2019

On 4/16/19 5:27 AM, Polytropon wrote:

> Depending on the kind and scope of your work, using "plain
> LaTeX" with your editor of choice, and then simply running
> the command "pdflatex filename.tex", could be the easiest
> thing - less overhead, less distraction, less stuff to manually
> adjust in the GUI. (I'm saying this as a person who does
> 99 % of all paperwork in "plain LaTeX", with the special
> case where LaTeX is generated automatically from special
> tools.)

Thanks, pdflatex is what I needed to know.

> On the other hand, starting LaTeX with a WYSIWYG environment
> is nothing bad, as long as you don't look into the horror markup
> it often tends to generate... ;-)

Thanks for the heads-up; will check that.
For what I'm doing I should only be adding / modifying text, so no
additional markup.  If the tool doesn't transform existing stuff it
might work.


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