So, I'd like to know the difference between
autolatex. So I do a search, and look there is a question on it. Oh, wait, it is closed as a duplicate, well, I'll go to the question is was closed as a duplicate of. Lets see:
Latexmk is one possibility, although I've never used it myself.
Well, that doesn't have much information on it, what about autolatex? It only has 3 upvotes:
For completeness, I will mention autolatex (project page). I have not used it. It's implemented with a combination of perl scripts and makefiles.
With autolatex you can execute on the command line:
$ autolatex -f mydoc.tex
This generates the makefiles in the current directory and makes the default targets.
So neither answer has any information on what the differences between
latexmk, yet I still can't make a new question on it.
The chat recommended I make a meta question here, and that it would hopefully wind up with improving the list questions answers.