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I want to use minted package in my tex file. It needs the command-line option --shell-escape to allow external pygmentize program execution. How can I add that option to the tex engine?

My related code snippets are

(add-hook 'LaTeX-mode-hook
        (lambda ()
          (setq TeX-auto-untabify t     ; remove all tabs before saving
                TeX-engine 'xetex       ; use xelatex default
                TeX-show-compilation t) ; display compilation windows
          (TeX-global-PDF-mode t)       ; PDF mode enable, not plain
          (setq TeX-save-query nil)
          (imenu-add-menubar-index)
          (define-key LaTeX-mode-map (kbd "TAB") 'TeX-complete-symbol)))

I tried to add (add-to-list 'tex-compile-commands '("xelatex --shell-escape -interaction nonstopmode -output-directory %o %f" t "%r.pdf")), but that doesn't help.

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Add the following line to the list of local variables of the source file:

%%% TeX-command-extra-options: "-shell-escape"

Then you need to do M-x revert-buffer to make it applied.

AUCTeX 12.2: 4.1.3 Options for TeX Processors

How to pass flags to the LaTeX compiler with AUCTeX? - Emacs Stack Exchange

emacs - Adding an option to the PDFLaTeX call from AUCTeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange

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