cp texfile.toc texfile.toc.bak; latex texfile.tex; cmp -s texfile.toc texfile.toc.bak; if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then latex texfile.tex; fi

Check if you need to run LaTeX to update the TOC

To check if the table-of-content in a LaTeX document is up-to-date, copy it to a backup before running LaTeX and compare the new .toc to the backup. If they are identical, it is updated. If not, you need to run LaTeX again.

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By: gwiener
2009-07-07 07:09:45

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