TeXwrapper allows to run TeX and some tools like BibTeX or MakeIndex at once. If an error occurs, it scans the transcript files and sends a “compiler style” error message to stderr, that is: filename:line:column:message.

TeXwrapper has been implemented to facilitate the interfacing of (La)TeX with the quickfix mode of the VIM text editor. It may also be useful with other text editors (like SciTE) which are able to deal with compiler's error output.


TeXwrapper 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. See file COPYING that comes with the TeXwrapper distribution for more details.


TeXwrapper has been developed on a GNU/Linux system, but it should build on any system where flex has been ported. You may optionally build TeXwrapper_window, a program which pops up a window when something goes wrong, displaying a summary of the encountered errors. In this case the GTK+ library is also required.


TeXwrapper's latest distribution is texwrapper.0.2.2.tar.gz.


You are welcome to send your comments or bug reports to Christian Obrecht, the author of TeXwrapper (obrecht at eukleides dot org).