xTeX Shell

Note: xTeX Shell is no longer maintained. These pages remain here for historic reasons only.

The present program is a simple TeX interface for the X Window System based on "wish", respectively Tcl/Tk.
  1. Getting xTeX Shell

    The current version xtexsh-1.4-2 can be downloaded from


    There are tar.gz, noarch.rpm versions available. All rpms are signed with my DSS key.

    Note however, that the program itself is a script, i.e, a plain text file which is interpreted by wish. Hence it is independent of the platform you are using (as long as it is some flavor of Unix).

  2. Installation

    xTeX Shell requires that you have Tcl7.6/Tk4.2 installed on your computer. In particular, it needs wish (if which wish finds something, you are in business). You can either install the rpm version or follow the instructions below. For more information choose help from the menu within xtexsh.
  3. License

    Copyright (C) 1997 Gerald Teschl

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

    Please see the included file LICENSE for a copy of the GNU General Public License. If this file is missing, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

  4. Credits

    Thanks to Jan-Åke Larsson, who contributed the automatic retexing option.
Have fun,
Gerald Teschl