chktex man page

chktex — finds typographic errors in LaTeX.


chktex [-hiqrW] [-v[0-...]] [-l <rcfile>] [-[wemn] <[1-42]|all>] [-d[0-...]] [-p <name>] [-o <outfile>] [-[btxgI][0|1]] file1 file2 ...


chktex finds typographic errors in LaTeX


Miscellaneous options:

-h --help
Print a help screen.
-i --license
Show distribution information.
-l --localrc
Read local .chktexrc formatted file.
-d --debug
Debug information. Give it a number.
-r --reset
Reset settings to default.

Muting warning messages:

-w --warnon
Makes msg # given a warning and turns it on.
-e --erroron
Makes msg # given an error and turns it on.
-m --msgon
Makes msg # given a message and turns it on.
-n --nowarn
Mutes msg # given.
-L --nolinesupp
Do not allow per-line suppressions. These are TeX comments of the form % chktex ## .

Output control flags:

-v --verbosity
How errors are displayed. Default 1, 0=Less, 2=Fancy, 3=lacheck.
-V --pipeverb
How errors are displayed when stdout != tty. Defaults to the same as -v.
-s --splitchar
String used to split fields when doing -v0
-o --output
Redirect error report to a file.
-q --quiet
Shuts up about version information.
-p --pseudoname
Input file-name when reporting.
-f --format
Format to use for output

Boolean switches (1 -> enables / 0 -> disables):

-b --backup
Backup output file.
-x --wipeverb
Ignore contents of `\verb' commands.
-g --globalrc
Read global .chktexrc file.
-I --inputfiles
Execute \input statements.
-H --headererr
Show errors found in front of \begin{document}
-W --version
Version information

If no LaTeX files are specified on the command line, we will read from stdin. For explanation of warning/error messages, please consult the main document /usr/share/doc/chktex/ChkTeX.dvi.gz.


Copyright (C) 1996 Jens T. Berger Thielemann

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA


No environment variables are used.


Jens T. Berger Thielemann, <jensthi@ifi.uio.no>

This manual page was cobbled together by Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org>, based on the output of "chktex --help" and deweb(1).

See Also

deweb(1), chkweb(1)

Referenced By


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March 30, 2001