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Check if you need to run LaTeX more times to get the refefences right

Terminal - Check if you need to run LaTeX more times to get the refefences right
egrep "(There were undefined references|Rerun to get (cross-references|the bars) right)" texfile.log
2009-07-07 06:48:03
User: gwiener
Functions: egrep
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Check if you need to run LaTeX more times to get the refefences right

LaTeX is not a smart compiler - You need to run it several times to make it back-patch all the missing refs. The message if to do so or not is buried in its endless output and the log file. This grep lines helps to find it.

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That's nice, but you could just run it three times and be done with it. I know the scons build tool (a make replacement) has built-in support for building documents written with LaTeX including re-running LaTeX and BibTeX the appropriate number of times, at least that's what I've heard.

Comment by bwoodacre 263 weeks and 4 days ago

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