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.TH NOBODY 8 "Apr 27, 2012" "" "Linux System Administrator's Manual"
.SH NAME
public \- for user root run specific TeX programs as user \fImktex\fP
.br
public \- for all users run specific TeX programs as group \fImktex\fP
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B public
.RB \->\ [ texhash | mktexlsr | mktexmf | mktexpk | mktextfm ]
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B Public
drops its privileges if called by the user
.I root
by switching over to the user
.I nobdy
in a clean environment. For all users the group
.I mktex
is used.
Currently the following programs are supported:
.IP \fBtexhash\fP
\- create ls-R databases
.IP \fBmktexlsr\fP
\- create ls-R databases
.IP \fBmktexmf\fP
\- create a Metafont source file
.IP \fBmktexpk\fP
\- create a PK file for a font
.IP \fBmktextfm\fP
\- create a TFM file for a font
.SH NOTES
The umask changed to allow members of the group
.I mktex
to read and write files.
.SH AUTHOR
2012 Werner Fink
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.BR texhash (1),
.BR mktexmf (1),
.BR mktexpk (1),
.BR mktextfm (1),
.BR sudo (8).
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