[OS X TeX] LaTeX command in TextMate

Mika Luoma-aho mika.luoma-aho at pp.inet.fi
Thu Mar 31 01:34:30 EST 2005

Dear All,

I recently installed TextMate 1.1b5 on my Panther and am now very keen 
on the app. TextMate has a set of commands for LaTeX: pdf LaTeX, LaTeX 
and Preview, LaTeX and TeXniscope and some others. I prefer TeXniscope 
to TeXShop, and would like to do LaTeX with TextMate using TeXniscope 
as previewer. I have teTeX installed on my machine, and it works fine 
with TeXShop.

The problem with TextMate is, however, that for some reason it can't 
run the pdf Latex-command, i.e. it cannot create the pdf-file. When I 
try to pdf LaTeX a file, the console says:

/bin/bash: line 19: pdflatex: command not found

The other LaTeX commands produce nil -- though they do view a pdf-file 
when I typeset in TexShop first, which of course does the job. When I 
look at the pdf LaTeX command in Edit Commands, I find:

# this requires pdflatex Web2C 7.5.3

cat <<EOF
*       { color: #998; }
a       { color: #000; text-decoration: none; }
a:hover { color: #000; text-decoration: underline; }

tmp=`mktemp /tmp/pdflatex_XXX`

if test "${TM_LATEX_MASTER-set}" = set; then
    export TM_LATEX_MASTER;

pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode -file-line-error \
   -halt-on-error -output-directory /tmp \
   -jobname `basename ${tmp}` "$TM_LATEX_MASTER" \
| perl -pe '$| = 1; s/^(\/.*?):(\d+):\s*(.*)$/<a 

[ -f ${tmp}.pdf ] && echo '</pre><meta http-equiv="Refresh" 

{ sleep 30; rm ${tmp} ${tmp}.*; } </dev/null >/dev/null 2>&1 &

What's going on? Do I have to tweak TextMate-commands somehow for my 
teTeX installation? Isn't my pdf LaTeX `Web2C 7.5.3'? Que?

Any ideas?


Mika Luoma-aho, PhD
University of Lapland
Faculty of Social Sciences
PO BOX 122
FI-96101 Rovaniemi
Tel. +358 (0)16 341 2648

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