Name

miktex — One MiKTeX Utility

Synopsis

miktex [common-option...] topic command [command-option...]

Description

miktex is the utility to configure and maintain a MiKTeX installation.

User mode vs. administrator mode

This utility can be run in two modes:

User mode (default)

MiKTeX operates on user-scoped configuration and data files.

Administrator mode

Only system-wide MiKTeX configuration and data files are modified, assuming that the MiKTeX setup is shared by all users. The utility must be run with administrator privileges.

By default, the utility runs in user mode. You can turn on administrator mode with the --admin option. For example, if you want to update the system-wide file name database, you invoke the utility as follows:

> miktex --admin fndb refresh

Common options

--admin

Run in administrator mode:

  • Operate on the system-wide MiKTeX configuration data store.

  • Install packages for all users.

Using this option requires a shared MiKTeX setup, i.e., MiKTeX must have been set up for all users. The program must be run with administrator privileges.

--disable-installer

Disable automatic installation of packages. Specifying this option overrules settings in the MiKTeX configuration data store.

--enable-installer

Enable automatic installation of packages. Specifying this option overrules settings in the MiKTeX configuration data store.

--quiet

Suppress screen output.

--verbose

Increase the verbosity level.

--version

Print the version number and exit.

Topics

miktex-fndb(1)

Commands for managing the MiKTeX file name database.

miktex-fontmaps(1)

Commands for managing PDF/PostScript font maps.

miktex-formats(1)

Commands for managing TeX formats and METAFONT bases.

miktex-languages(1)

Commands for managing LaTeX language definitions.

miktex-links(1)

Commands for managing links from scripts and formats to executables.