Compile a latex doc to generate index

ruby -e " 3.times { system 'pdflatex mydoc.tex' } "
When I make a latex document, I need to compile three times for generate an updated index of contents. With ruby on command line, I run this operation with a fast one liner.

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2009-07-05 09:55:59

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for i in 1 2 3;do pdflatex mydoc.tex;done
penpen · 481 weeks and 1 day ago
Don't you need to run makeindex? A better option is latexmk.
qubyte · 481 weeks and 1 day ago
Using smart makefiles like latexmk is preferable
gwiener · 481 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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