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       pdfjadetex - PDF output from JadeTeX


       pdfjadetex [options] [commands]


       This  manual  page  was  derived  from  the  manual page for pdfTeX and is not meant to be
       exhaustive.  The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be found in  the  info
       file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       pdfjadeTeX is a version of TeX that can create PDF files as well as DVI files.

       The typical use of pdfjadeTeX is with a pregenerated formats for which PDF output has been
       enabled.  The pdfjadetex command uses the equivalent of the plain JadeTeX format.

       pdfjadeTeX's handling of its command-line arguments is similar to that of LaTeX.


       This version of pdfjadeTeX understands the following command line options.

       --fmt format
              Use format as the name of the format to be used,  instead  of  the  name  by  which
              pdfjadeTeX was called or a %& line.

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --ini  Be pdfinitex, for dumping formats; this is implicitly true if the program is called
              as pdfinitex.

       --interaction mode
              Sets the interaction  mode.   The  mode  can  be  one  of  batchmode,  nonstopmode,
              scrollmode,  and  errorstopmode.  The meaning of these modes is the same as that of
              the corresponding \commands.

       --ipc  Send DVI or PDF output to a socket as well as the usual output file.  Whether  this
              option is available is the choice of the installer.

              As  --ipc,  and starts the server at the other end as well.  Whether this option is
              available is the choice of the installer.

       --kpathsea-debug bitmask
              Sets path searching debugging flags according to the  bitmask.   See  the  Kpathsea
              manual for details.

       --maketex fmt
              Enable mktexfmt, where fmt must be one of tex or tfm.

       --no-maketex fmt
              Disable mktexfmt, where fmt must be one of tex or tfm.

       --output-comment string
              Use string for the DVI file comment instead of the date.

       --progname name
              Pretend  to  be  program  name.   This  affects both the format used and the search

              Enable the \write18{command} construct.   The  command  can  be  any  Bourne  shell
              command.  This construct is normally disallowed for security reasons.

              Print version information and exit.


       See  the  Kpathsearch  library  documentation (the `Path specifications' node) for precise
       details of how the environment variables are used.  The kpsewhich utility can be  used  to
       query the values of the variables.

       One  caveat:  In most pdfjadeTeX formats, you cannot use ~ in a filename you give directly
       to pdfjadeTeX, because ~ is an active character, and hence is expanded, not taken as  part
       of the filename.  Other programs, such as Metafont, do not have this problem.

              Normally, pdfjadeTeX puts its output files in the current directory.  If any output
              file cannot be opened there, it tries to open it in the directory specified in  the
              environment  variable  TEXMFOUTPUT.   There  is no default value for that variable.
              For example, if you say tex paper and the current directory  is  not  writable,  if
              TEXMFOUTPUT  has  the value /tmp, pdfjadeTeX attempts to create /tmp/paper.log (and
              /tmp/paper.pdf, if any output is produced.)

              Search path for \input and \openin files.  This should probably start  with  ``.'',
              so that user files are found before system files.

              Search path for font metric (.tfm) files.

              Search path for format files.

              search path for pdfinitex internal strings.

              Command  template  for  switching  to editor.  The default, usually vi, is set when
              pdfjadeTeX is compiled.


       The location of the files mentioned below varies from system to system.  Use the kpsewhich
       utility to find their locations.

              Encoded text of pdfjadeTeX's messages.
              Filename mapping definitions.

       *.tfm  Metric files for pdfjadeTeX's fonts.

       *.fmt  Predigested pdfjadeTeX format (.fmt) files.


       This  version of pdfjadeTeX fails to trap arithmetic overflow when dimensions are added or
       subtracted.  Cases where this occurs are rare, but when it does  the  generated  DVI  file
       will be invalid.


       jadetex(1), tex(1), mf(1), undump(1).


       The author of pdfjadeTeX is Sebastian Rahtz.

       This  manual  page  was  derived  by Marcus Brinkmann for the Debian distribution from the
       pdfTeX manual page from the teTeX distribution by Thomas Esser.