[Tex/LaTex] Check if TeX installed is MikTeX


Is there a way to check from command line whether tex and other commands belong to MiKTeX or some other distribution (I want to only (require 'tex-mik) in Emacs initialization if it's needed)?

Best Answer

You can use pdflatex for that. If you call pdflatex --version you get which distribution is used, in my case TeX Live:

pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.15 (TeX Live 2014/W32TeX)

kpathsea version 6.2.0

Copyright 2014 Peter Breitenlohner (eTeX)/Han The Thanh (pdfTeX).


Or you can use the latex command, which works the same.