tectonic -X build
Build the current document.
This is a V2 CLI command. For information on the original (“V1” CLI), see its reference page.
tectonic -X build [--keep-intermediates] [--keep-logs] [--only-cached] [--print] [--open] [--untrusted]
This command builds the current document, as identified by searching for a
Tectonic.toml file in the current directory or one of its
parents. The build artifacts will be placed into the document’s build output
directory, which defaults to a subdirectory
build of the document source
--keep-intermediates option (or
-k for short) will cause the engine to
save intermediate files (such as
mydoc.bbl) in the build output
directory. By default, these files are stored in memory but not actually written
--keep-logs option will cause the engine to save the main TeX log file
mydoc.log) to disk. By default, this information is discarded.
--only-cached option (or
-C for short) will configure the engine to
refuse to connect to the network when searching for support files. This can be
useful if you’re working on a document in a context where the Internet is
unavailable (e.g., on an airplane). While the engine generally avoids
unnecessary network connections, referencing a new file in your document will
cause it to look for that file in the online support bundle.
-p for short) will cause the engine to print the
regular terminal output of the TeX engine. This output is similar to, but not
identical to, the contents of the log file. By default, this output is only
printed if the engine encounteres a fatal error.
--open option will open the built document using the system handler.
--untrusted option if building untrusted content. This is not the
default because in most cases you will trust the document that you’re
building, probably because you have created it yourself, and it would be very
annoying to have to pass
--trusted every time you build a document that uses
shell-escape. See the security discussion in the documentation of the
compile command for details. In actual usage, it would obviously
be easy to forget to use this option; in cases where untrusted inputs are a
genuine concern, we recommend setting the environment variable
TECTONIC_UNTRUSTED_MODE to a non-empty value. This has the same effect as the
--untrusted option. Note, however, that a hostile shell user can trivially
clear this variable.