miktex — One MiKTeX Utility
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
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.
Suppress screen output.
Increase the verbosity level.
Print the version number and exit.
Commands for watching the file system.
Commands for managing Windows file types.
Commands for managing the MiKTeX file name database.
Commands for managing PDF/PostScript font maps.
Commands for managing TeX formats and METAFONT bases.
Commands for managing LaTeX language definitions.
Commands for managing links from scripts and formats to executables.
Commands for managing MiKTeX packages.
Commands for managing MiKTeX package repositories.