Hypertext LaTeX Help files

If you find Hypertext Help with LaTeX to be useful, you are welcome to obtain the complete set of files and install them on your own machine. Retreival and installation instructions are given below. They may be installed for use either with a Web server, which will ease network traffic on my machine and probably give you faster access, or they may be installed as local files which may be "read" with an HTML viewer, such as Mosaic, Cello, Lynx, Netscape, etc. without the necessity of a network connection.

To facilitate off-network usage, the files generally have only local (within the same directory) hypertext links. All links to "external" URLs, including much LaTeX information available on the Web, have been restricted to one file in this set other than the current one.

Although it is not required, if you make these files available on a public Web server, please send a note to webmaster@giss.nasa.gov.

The files are available via anonymous ftp as a Unix compressed tar file (about 125 KByte). Your Web browser can probably retrieve the files via the above link, or they can be retrieved by anonymous ftp to ftp.giss.nasa.gov (login as anonymous and give your e-mail address as the password) by issuing the command:

  get  pub/sgreen/LaTeX/LaTeX.tar.Z  filename.tar.Z

After downloading this file to filename.tar.Z on your local machine, issue the Unix commands:

   uncompress filename.tar.Z
   tar -xf filename.tar

(Note: some Web software, such as Mosaic, will automatically uncompress the file when retrieving it, in which case save it as filename.tar and skip the first line above.) This will create a subdirectory named LaTeX in your current directory which contains the complete set of html files and which requires about 1 MByte of disk space. The "Introduction" file is index.html and the Table of Contents page is ltx-2.html.

You may rename or move the entire LaTeX subdirectory if desired; all file references are local to this directory so links should continue to work.

Page revised: 1997:02:20, RBS