TeX Live


TeX Live is an easy (we hope) way to get up and running with the TeX document production system. It provides a comprehensive TeX system with binaries for most flavors of Unix, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and also Windows. It includes all the major TeX-related programs, macro packages, and fonts that are free software, including support for many languages around the world.

It may provide a more recent version of Latex compared to the default version that comes with SL6/SL7 or CEntos6/7.


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For Centos6/SL6 Operating Systems:

setenv PATH /usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux:${PATH}
export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2016/bin/x86_64-linux:${PATH}

For Centos7/SL7 Operating Systems:

setenv PATH /usr/local/texlive/2019/bin/x86_64-linux:${PATH}
export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2019/bin/x86_64-linux:${PATH}


Tex Live 2016 to 2019 is installed in /usr/local, choose the most appropriate cvresion for your OS.


Usual Latex commands.
which latex
 latex --version
pdfTeX 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.17 (TeX Live 2016)
kpathsea version 6.2.2
Copyright 2016 Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
There is NO warranty.  Redistribution of this software is
covered by the terms of both the pdfTeX copyright and
the Lesser GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file
named COPYING and the pdfTeX source.
Primary author of pdfTeX: Han The Thanh (pdfTeX) et al.
Compiled with libpng 1.6.21; using libpng 1.6.21
Compiled with zlib 1.2.8; using zlib 1.2.8
Compiled with xpdf version 3.04


Same as Latex.

Conversion Programs


Author, References and Acknowledgements

Leslie Lamport was the initial developer of Latex, we have several copies of his book: LATEX: a Document Preparation System : User's Guide and Reference Manual.
Rhys Morris
Last modified: Friday, 22 November 2019