xTeX Shell is a simple TeX interface for the X Window System based on "wish", respectively Tcl/Tk.
· Untar the file (tar -xzf xtexsh.tar.gz). This results in a directory xtexsh containing five files:
README......... text version of this document
LICENSE........ the GNU GPL
index.html..... the present file
xtexsh.png..... icon for xtexsh
xtexsh.1.gz....... manual page for xtexsh
xtexsh.desktop.. desktop file for use with KDE or Gnome
xtexsh......... the main tk script
Check that xtexsh is executable (otherwise use chmod +x xtexsh) and make sure the path to wish in the first line of the script is correct (use which wish to find the proper path).
· Now it can be invoked from the command line using xtexsh [file.tex]
· You might want to move xtexsh to a directory in your search PATH (e.g., mv xtexsh /usr/local/bin/) and the manual page to its proper location (mv xtexsh.1.gz /usr/local/man/man1/).