chkweb(1) General Commands Manual chkweb(1)

chkweb - runs the LaTeX parts of a CWEB file through chktex

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

chkweb runs the LaTeX parts of a CWEB file through chktex.

Miscellaneous options:

Print a help screen.
Show distribution information.
Read local .chktexrc formatted file.
Debug information. Give it a number.
Reset settings to default.

Muting warning messages:

Makes msg # given a warning and turns it on.
Makes msg # given an error and turns it on.
Makes msg # given a message and turns it on.
Mutes msg # given.

Output control flags:

How errors are displayed when stdout != tty. Defaults to the same as -v.
String used to split fields when doing -v0
Redirect error report to a file.
Shuts up about version information.
Format to use for output

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

Backup output file.
Ignore contents of `\verb' commands.
Read global .chktexrc file.
Execute \input statements.
Show errors found in front of \begin{document}
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, <>

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

deweb(1), chktex(1)

March 30, 2001 7th Edition