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$Id: README,v 1.2 2002/09/30$

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DESCRIPTION
       Proof is a shell based auxiliary program  that's  able  to
       process and view TeX, LaTeX, METAFONT and MetaPost sources
       and thus can be used to quickly produce snapshots  of  TeX
       related  documents  whenever  necessary.  Its main purpose
       however is to act as a completion to an ordinary word pro-
       cessing  program  which normally lacks appropriate facili-
       ties to process TeX  sources  within  a  common  TeX/LaTeX
       environment. Here, Proof completely relieves the author of
       doing shell related work and thus simplifies  the  process
       of  preparing  PostScript/PDF  documents  particularly  in
       those cases where various different sources are  involved.
       Besides Proof offers a handy control mechanism that may be
       accessed from within the editor being used,  an  interface
       to common METAFONT font test algorithms and a simple back-
       up  facility  ensuring  that  sourcefiles  can  easily  be
       restored  when  accidentally  overwritten  or deleted. For
       further information on how to use this program see section
       EXAMPLE please.


INSTALLATION
       To  install Proof to your system, simply type './install'.
       This will install the files proof (shellscript),  .proofrc
       (config  file)  and  proof.1.gz  (manual  page)  and hence
       should be done by the system  admin  unless  you  want  to
       change  the  default  locations for the files referred to.
       ('install' will prompt you, if you want to  do  so.)  When
       successfully  installed,  you  should  take a look at your
       Proof configuration file .proofrc, located  in  your  home
       directory, which you may wish to modify to suit it to your
       own needs. Finally, to ensure that the program works  fine
       in  this environment, you should try to process the sample
       files example.tex, example.mf  and  example.mp  which  are
       also  part  of  the  distribution. (Use the sample editing
       script 'edit' if you like. To do  so,  simply  type  "edit
       example.tex",  "edit  example.mf" etc. on the commandline.
       You may enter the name of your favourite  word  processing
       program  into  the  script  prior to that.) Please consult
       Proof manual page for further information on  how  to  use
       this program.


REQUIREMENTS
       Proof  should  work properly on UNIX conformable platforms
       (i. e. Linux, BSD etc.) provided that  there's  an  intact
       TeX/LaTeX  environment  (http://www.ctan.org) and GNU bash
       (Bourne   Again   Shell),   version    2.03    or    later
       (http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/bash.html).  The install
       script provided with Proof will show some useful  informa-
       tion  on  this topic. See also this list of auxiliary pro-
       grams Proof is known to work fine with: TeX (Web2C  7.3.1)
       3.14159,  e-TeX  (Web2C  7.3.1) 3.14159-2.1, pdfTeX (Web2C
       7.3.1)    3.14159-0.13d,     pdfeTeX     (Web2C     7.3.1)
       3.14159-0.13d-2.1, Metafont (Web2C 7.3.1) 2.7182, MetaPost
       (Web2C 7.3.1) 0.641, dvips v5.86, dvipdfm version 0.13.2c,
       GNU  ghostscript  7.05,  gv 3.5.8, ghostview v1.5, xdvi(k)
       version 22.05d-k, RCS version 5.7.


COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Klaus Bosau

       This program can be redistributed  and/or  modified  under
       the  terms  of the GNU General Public License as published
       by the Free Software Foundation. (The exact wording can be
       found at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.)


Happy TeX'ing!


Klaus Bosau <kbosau@web.de>

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 3879 2002-09-30 06:12:14
edit 487 2002-09-30 06:10:53
example.mf 3761 2002-09-30 06:10:53
example.mp 1986 2002-09-30 06:10:53
example.tex 11767 2002-09-30 06:10:53
install 1929 2002-09-30 06:10:52
proof 10965 2002-09-30 06:10:52
proof.1 10044 2002-09-30 06:13:54
proofrc 5696 2002-09-30 06:10:53

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proof – Shell based proof­ing for TeX-re­lated files

Proof is able to pro­cess and view TeX, LaTeX, and sources for proof­ing pur­poses.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Ver­sion1.2
Li­censeFree li­cense not oth­er­wise listed, or more than one free li­cense ap­plies
Main­tainerKlaus Bosau
Topics doc­u­ment de­vel­op­ment tools
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