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maintain symbolic links from format to engine

see also : fmtutil


texlinks [ OPTIONS... ] DIRECTORIES...

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texlinks is used to create or recreate symbolic links from formats to engines according to the information in fmtutil.cnf or a file specified with --cnffile.

DIRECTORIES is an optional list of directories in which to operate. If no directories are specified the list of directories depends on the --multiplatform option.


--cnffile FILE or -f FILE

use file as configuration file (default: fmtutil.cnf)

--help or -h

show some help text

--multiplatform or -m

operate in all platform-specific directories (default: operate only in the directory for this platform)

--silent or -s

silently skip over existing scripts/binaries instead of printing a warning

--unlink or -u

Unlink previously created symlinks

--verbose or -v

+set verbose mode on (default: off)



default configuration file


None known, but report any bugs found to <tex-k[:at:]tug[:dot:]org> (mailing list).

see also

fmtutil , fmtutil.cnf

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texlinks was written by Thomas Esser <te[:at:]dbs[:dot:]> in 1999. texlinks has been released into the public domain.

This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <c[:at:]eskimo[:dot:]com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used by other distributions without contacting the author. Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should be directed to me (and not to the primary author).

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