Most operating systems provide a terminal or command prompt where you can type the command-line application name and any associated information. For example, Figure 2.1 shows a terminal running under Fedora on Linux.
- To open the MSDOS Prompt, go to the Start menu, then
“All Programs”, then “Accessories” and click on “MSDOS
- Mac OSX
- To open the Mac Terminal, go to your
“Applications” folder, open “Utilities” and double click on “Terminal”.
- Unix etc
- The Terminal is usually located either in the “Applications” menu or in the “System Tools” subdirectory of the “Applications” menu.
One such command-line application you are likely to need is texdoc. This is mentioned in more detail in §1.1. Class and Package Documentation, but to use texdoc you need to open the terminal or command prompt as described above and type texdoc followed by a package or class name, for example:
texdoc scrbook(see Figure 2.2) then press the Enter or Return key.
Other TeX-related command-line applications include pdflatex, bibtex, makeindex, xindy and kpsewhich.
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