Consider the following LaTeX document.


According to p. 215 of Donald Knuth's The TeXbook, 20th revised printing (Addison-Wesley 1991)

TeX's primitive command '\showthe' will display on your terminal exactly what '\the' would produce in an expanded definition; the expansion is preceded by '>' and followed by a period. For example, '\showthe\parindent' will display
> 20.0pt.
if the plain TeX paragraph indentation is being used.

Where is the output of the \showthe primitive directed to by AUCTeX?


The output from LaTeX compilation should appear in a buffer named */path/to/source.tex output*. Using your example I see on my system:

> 17.0pt.
l.56 \showthe \parindent

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