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I'm setting up an environment to automatically recompile .tex files on save. I've found solution for this:

autocmd BufWritePost *.tex :! latexmk -pdf

But is there any better way to do this? It seems like *.tex check will be executed every time I save a file, be it .c or .md file (maybe I'm wrong about this). Could I possibly place this option somewhere so it is executed only when I save .tex files? Something like ftplugin/tex.vim (I couldn't make it working there).

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Ftplugin is the right way to go you simply didn't use the right file.

When you open a test.tex file and use set ft? the result is plaintex.

So you need to put your code in ftplugin/plaintex.vim

And I would advise to put it in ~/.vim/after/ftplugin/plaintex.vim this way you are sure that you don't override already existing ftplugins.

You might want to read :h ftplugin-name and :h ftplugin-overrule

  • you are linking twice to the same help section – Christian Brabandt Jun 7 at 11:43
  • Thank you @ChristianBrabandt I fixed it :) – statox Jun 7 at 11:45
  • And then your autocommand can use the special <buffer> pattern – D. Ben Knoble Jun 7 at 12:40
  • Note also that LaTeX uses filetype=tex – D. Ben Knoble Jun 7 at 20:03

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