[OS X TeX] What kind of operation is TeXing? (concerning hardware)

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Feb 6 05:36:42 EST 2005

On 5 feb 2005, at 15:34, Herb Schulz wrote:

> You've got to compile from the Command Line and redirect the output 
> from
> pdflatex to /dev/null, the bit bucket.
> time pdflatex source2e >/dev/nul
> is the full command line command. The screen output takes quite a bit 
> of
> time. On my 550MHz Powerbook it took 38s... Sigh...

remember that a full compile is requested:

pdflatex source2e
makeindex -s gglo.ist -o source2e.gls source2e.glo
makeindex -s source2e.ist source2e.idx
pdflatex source2e
time pdflatex source2e.tex > /dev/null

(only the last run is needed, at least that is how I read the page)

1.25 GHz PowerBook G4: 17.220s (user)


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