latex and me

15 May 2012

I maintain my CV in latex because it can easily generate different outputs, it’s easy to modify and I think it gives extra geeky points. In the other hand not always is easy to compile.., so I’ll write down the process to not forget it and do it faster next time.

$ apt-get install texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra latex-xcolor texlive-fonts-recommended
$ wget
$ unzip
$ sudo mv moderncv /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/
$ sudo mktexlsr

After installing the dependencies and latex itself, the compilation process can be triggered as follows:

$ latex cv.tex

The resulting .dvi file can then be converted to a pdf file:

$ dvipdfm cv.dvi

If it seems like too much work, it can also be compiled online 😁