Michael R. Head (suppressingfire) wrote,
Michael R. Head
suppressingfire

Recompile-on-save in Emacs

From time to time, I find myself trying to remember how to get Emacs to automatically recompile (or re-run pdflatex or whatever) each time I save a file. This isn't something to put in a .emacs file because most of the time this isn't desirable, but when writing or coding, it's nice not to have to think about re-running the build.




So once I've started work, and have run my first compilation with M-x compile, I pop open the *scratch* buffer and type this:


(add-hook 'after-save-hook 'recompile)

and follow it up with C-x C-e.

Tags: emacs, latex
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