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NAME

       texi2dvi - convert Texinfo documents to PDF

SYNOPSIS

       texi2dvi [OPTION]... FILE...

DESCRIPTION

       Run  each  Texinfo  or  (La)TeX  FILE  through  TeX in turn until all cross-references are
       resolved, building all indices.  The  directory  containing  each  FILE  is  searched  for
       included  files.   The  suffix  of  FILE  is  used  to  determine its language ((La)TeX or
       Texinfo).  To process (e)plain TeX files, set the environment variable LATEX=tex.

       In order to make texi2dvi a drop-in replacement of TeX/LaTeX in AUC-TeX, the FILE may also
       be composed of the following simple TeX commands.

       `\input{FILE}'
              the actual file to compile

       `\nonstopmode'
              same as --batch

       Makeinfo is used to perform Texinfo macro expansion before running TeX when needed.

   General options:
       -b, --batch
              no interaction

       -D, --debug
              turn on shell debugging (set -x)

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit successfully

       -o, --output=OFILE
              leave  output  in  OFILE (implies --clean); only one input FILE may be specified in
              this case

       -q, --quiet
              no output unless errors (implies --batch)

       -s, --silent
              same as --quiet

       -v, --version
              display version information and exit successfully

       -V, --verbose
              report on what is done

   TeX tuning:
       -@     use @input instead of \input for preloaded Texinfo

       --dvi  output a DVI file [default]

       --dvipdf
              output a PDF file via DVI (using dvipdf)

       -e, -E, --expand
              force macro expansion using makeinfo

       -I DIR search DIR for Texinfo files

       -l, --language=LANG
              specify LANG for FILE, either latex or texinfo

       --no-line-error
              do not pass --file-line-error to TeX

       -p, --pdf
              use pdftex or pdflatex for processing

       -r, --recode
              call recode before TeX to translate input

       --recode-from=ENC
              recode from ENC to the @documentencoding

       --src-specials
              pass --src-specials to TeX

       -t, --command=CMD
              insert CMD in copy of input file

       or --texinfo=CMD
              multiple values accumulate

       --translate-file=FILE
              use given charset translation file for TeX

   Build modes:
       --build=MODE
              specify the treatment of auxiliary files [local]

       --tidy same as --build=tidy

       -c, --clean
              same as --build=clean

       --build-dir=DIR
              specify where the tidy  compilation  is  performed;  implies  --tidy;  defaults  to
              TEXI2DVI_BUILD_DIRECTORY [.]

       --mostly-clean
              remove the auxiliary files and directories but not the output

       The  MODE  specifies  where  the  TeX  compilation takes place, and, as a consequence, how
       auxiliary files are treated.  The build  mode  can  also  be  set  using  the  environment
       variable TEXI2DVI_BUILD_MODE.

   Valid MODEs are:
       `local'
              compile  in the current directory, leaving all the auxiliary files around.  This is
              the traditional TeX use.

       `tidy' compile in a local *.t2d directory, where the auxiliary  files  are  left.   Output
              files are copied back to the original file.

       `clean'
              same  as  `tidy', but remove the auxiliary directory afterwards.  Every compilation
              therefore requires the full cycle.

   Using the `tidy' mode brings several advantages:
       -      the current directory is not cluttered with plethora of temporary files.

       -      clutter can be even reduced using --build-dir=dir: all the  *.t2d  directories  are
              stored there.

       -      clutter   can  be  reduced  to  zero  using,  e.g.,  --build-dir=/tmp/$USER.t2d  or
              --build-dir=$HOME/.t2d.

       -      the output file is updated after every succesful TeX run, for  sake  of  concurrent
              visualization  of the output.  In a `local' build the viewer stops during the whole
              TeX run.

       -      if the compilation fails, the previous state of the output file is preserved.

       -      PDF and  DVI  compilation  are  kept  in  separate  subdirectories  preventing  any
              possibility of auxiliary file incompatibility.

       On  the  other  hand,  because  `tidy'  compilation  takes  place  in  another  directory,
       occasionally TeX won't be able to find some files (e.g.,  when  using  \graphicspath):  in
       that case use -I to specify the additional directories to consider.

       The  values  of  the  BIBTEX,  LATEX  (or PDFLATEX), MAKEINDEX, MAKEINFO, TEX (or PDFTEX),
       TEXINDEX, and THUMBPDF environment variables are used to run those commands, if  they  are
       set.   Any  CMD  strings are added after @setfilename for Texinfo input, in the first line
       for LaTeX input.

REPORTING BUGS

       Email  bug  reports  to  <bug-texinfo@gnu.org>,  general  questions  and   discussion   to
       <help-texinfo@gnu.org>.  Texinfo home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  ©  2008  Free  Software  Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

       The  full  documentation  for texi2dvi is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       texi2dvi programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info texi2dvi

       should give you access to the complete manual.