I have a main LaTeX file which inputs many other LaTeX files i.e. for example


Let's call the above file say main.tex. I want a single LaTeX file, which imports contents from input1.tex,input2.tex, input3.tex and input4.tex, so that I have only one single LaTeX file instead of the above four LaTeX files. How do I go about writing a bash-script which does this job for me?

PS: I need to submit an article a journal and I thought it would be good to have a single .tex file. The issue is the following. I have different files in sub-directories in a recursive manner and hence I cannot upload these individual files since the directory structure in the input command is on the local folder on my computer. I could of-course put these manually but I thought if there would be a way out similar to the .bbl file for the bibliography.


This solution should work.

perl latexpand main.tex > newarticle.tex

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