CTAN update: latexmk

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Sep 25 19:53:25 CEST 2008

This package has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your
favorite mirror.

Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: latexmk
Author's name: John Collins
Location on CTAN: /support/latexmk
Summary description: Fully automated LaTeX document generation program
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
Latexmk completely automates the process of generating a LaTeX document.
Given the source files for a document, latexmk issues the appropriate
sequence of commands to generate a .dvi, .ps, .pdf or hardcopy version of
the document.

An important feature is its "preview continuous mode", where it watches
all of the source files (primary file and included TeX and graphics
files), and reruns LaTeX etc whenever a source file has changed.  Thus a
previewer can have an updated display whenever the source files change.

The new version (4.01) has important improvements over the
previous released version (3.07a):

1. A new method of detecting when a new run of latex is required.
   This deals robustly with certain macro packages that generate and
   then read in the generated files on a subsequent run of

2. Much better configurability of the external commands invoked by

3. Indexing works with packages multind, and index, as well as

4. Many bug fixes and smaller improvements in response to user


This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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