The present program is a simple TeX interface for the
X Window System
based on "wish", respectively Tcl/Tk.
Getting xTeX Shell
The current version xtexsh-1.4-2 can be downloaded from
versions available. All rpms are signed with my DSS key.
Note however, that the program itself is a script, i.e, a plain
text file which is interpreted by wish. Hence it is independent of
the platform you are using (as long as it is some flavor of Unix).
xTeX Shell requires that you have Tcl7.6/Tk4.2
installed on your computer. In particular, it needs wish (if which wish
finds something, you are in business). You can either install the rpm
version or follow the instructions below.
For more information choose help from the menu within xtexsh.
- Untar the file (tar -xzf xtexsh.tar.gz). This results in a directory xtexsh
containing five files:
README......... text version of this document
LICENSE........ the GNU GPL
index.html..... the present file
xtexsh.png..... icon for xtexsh
xtexsh.1.gz....... manual page for xtexsh
xtexsh.desktop.. desktop file for use with KDE or Gnome
xtexsh......... the main tk script
Check that xtexsh is executable (otherwise use chmod +x xtexsh) and make sure the
path to wish in the first line of the script is correct
(use which wish to find the proper path).
- Now it can be invoked from the command line using
- You might want to move xtexsh to a directory in your
search PATH (e.g., mv xtexsh /usr/local/bin/) and the manual
page to its proper location (mv xtexsh.1.gz /usr/local/man/man1/).
Copyright (C) 1997 Gerald
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
Please see the included file LICENSE for a copy of the
General Public License. If this file is missing,
write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Thanks to Jan-Åke Larsson, who contributed the automatic retexing