tectonic -X watch

Build the current document and rebuild it as input files change.

This is a V2 CLI command. For information on the original (“V1” CLI), see its reference page.

Usage Synopsis

tectonic -X watch
  [--exec COMMAND] [-x COMMAND]


This command builds the current document in the same fashion as tectonic -X build, and then stays running and watches for changes to the input files. It rebuilds the document when changes are detected.

Command-Line Options

The --exec option (or -x for short) configures the command that is used to run the document build. The value of this option is appended to tectonic -X and defaults to build. If you want to pass options to the build command, this is the way to do so.