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texconfig(1)			   TeX Live			  texconfig(1)

       texconfig - configures teTeX or TeX Live

       texconfig-sys - configures teTeX	or TeX Live system-wide


       texconfig [ commands ...]


       texconfig  allows one to	configure and maintain TeX in an easy and con-
       venient manner, offering	a series of dialog boxes to the	user.  The di-
       rectory in which	texconfig is found is also preferentially used to find

       The tlmgr program has subsumed this function for	TeX Live.   This  pro-
       gram  is	still supported, but the tlmgr interface is much more actively
       developed and tested.

       After choosing settings or options, the appropriate files  are  changed
       automatically  and  the	new  settings  are  applied  for the user.  If
       needed, copies of files in TEXMFDIST or TEXMFMAIN will be made  in  the
       user's TEXMFCONFIG tree.

       texconfig  uses either the whiptail(1) or dialog(1) program to communi-
       cate with the user, so must be run in a terminal.

       For making system-wide changes, which will apply	to all	users  of  TeX
       (for example, default paper size	and so on), run	texconfig-sys instead.
       Changed or generated files will be placed in TEXMFSYSCONFIG.  (You  may
       need to be root to do this.)

       texconfig  also	offers	a  non-interactive batch mode which can	be ac-
       cessed with the following commands

       Commands	that accept further options usually display available  options
       if  called without them.	 For example, texconfig	dvipdfm	paper will in-
       form about valid	paper settings.

       conf   Display the system configuration.

       dvipdfm paper [letter|legal|ledger|tabloid|a4|a3]
	      Set up dvipdfm to	use papersize PAPER by default.

       dvips add PRINTERNAME
	      Create a new (empty) configuration  file	TEXMFCONFIG/dvips/con-
	      fig/config.PRINTERNAME.	This file can later be filled with the
	      mode, offset or printcmd options

       dvips del PRINTERNAME
	      Remove config.PRINTERNAME

       dvips mode
	      List available Metafont modes.

       dvips [-P PRINTER] mode MODE
	      Change the Metafont mode to MODE for PRINTER or for  all	output
	      files (, if no -P option is given.

       dvips [-P PRINTER] offset x-OFFSET,y-OFFSET
	      Set  printer  offset  for	 PRINTER or for	all output files (con-, if no -P	option is given.  Offsets must be  given  with
	      units,  e.g.   0pt,10pt  You can use testpage.tex	from the LaTeX
	      distribution to find these numbers.

       dvips [-P PRINTER] printcmd CMD
	      Set the printing command for PRINTER or  for  all	 output	 files
	      (,  if no -P option is given.  Commands	might be lp or
	      lpr.  See	the description	of the o option	in info	dvips  or  the
	      -O option	in dvips(1).

       faq    Display  the list	of Frequently Asked Questions about teTeX (and
	      their answers).

       font vardir DIR,	font ro, font rw

	      This command allows to edit fmtutil.cnf(5) and  (re)creates  any
	      new or changed formats afterwards.

       hyphen FORMAT
	      This  command  allows to edit the	hyphenation configuration file
	      for formats that support this, and recreates the formats	after-
	      wards  to	enable the new languages.  Available formats are shown
	      when no FORMAT is	given.

	      Note that	for formats that use LaTeX's language.dat,
	       e.g.  (pdf)jadetex and latex itself, this change	is not persis-
	      tent,  since  this file is a generated file.  You	should not use
	      this command in these cases, read	update-language(1) for	alter-

       init [format]
	      Recreate	format	or  all	formats	if none	is given, and the font
	      information.  This is the	same as	calling	fmtutil	--byfmt	format
	      or fmtutil --all,	respectively, followed by updmap.

	      List  available  printer	modes, together	with the printers they
	      were developed for, and their DPI	resolution

       mode MODE
	      Set the default printer mode  in	/etc/texmf/web2c/mktex.cnf  or
	      the respective user file in $TEXMFCONFIG/web2c to	MODE.

       paper [a4|letter]
	      Set  the	default	papersize for dvips, dvipdfm, pdftex and xdvi.
	      The set is restricted because not	all  programs  understand  all

       pdftex paper [a4|letter]
	      Set the default paper size for pdftex.

       rehash Call mktexlsr.

       xdvi paper PAPER
	      Set  the default paper size for xdvi.  The (long)	list is	avail-
	      able with	texconfig xdvi paper.

       To let you change files,	texconfig will open the	 editor	 specified  in
       the VISUAL or EDITOR variables, or sensible-editor if both are unset.

       whiptail(1), dialog(1), tlmgr(1), tex(1), mf(1),	vi(1), EDITOR environ-
       ment variable.

       Thomas Esser

TeX Live			   July	2014			  texconfig(1)


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