Latexmake completely automates the process of generating a LaTeX document. Given the source files for a document, latexmake issues the appropriate sequence of commands to generate a .dvi or .pdf version of the document. Latexmake can run as a custom builder for the Eclipse-Plugin "Texlipse". Latexmake also has the ability to run in the background watching source files for changes and rebuilding a project when changes happen.

URL: was originally written by Marc Schlaich. His (now unmaintained) version is available at

Inspired by


This new branch of is not yet available on PyPI. Once it is, you can install it with the following instructions.

Preferable via pip:

pip install latexmake

For source installation you need distribute or setuptools


$ latexmake [options] [filename]

For details run:

$ latexmake -h


GPL version 3 or later.