[Tex/LaTex] pdflatex: How to automatically quit on compile error


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I want to automate running pdflatex over and over with make and guard.

However, when pdflatex encounters a syntax error, it hangs, preventing guard from being able to run it again.

Is there a command line flag, environment variable, or shell wrapper I can use to force pdflatex to quit on error rather than wait for more input?

Best Answer

If you call pdflatex with the command line option -halt-on-error, the process will terminate at the first error.

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