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(The comments found at the beginning of the groff file "man1/musixtex.1".)
musixtex - processes MusiXTeX files, using pre-processors prepmx, pmxab and autosp as necessary,
and then deletes intermediate and log files (unless
[ texlua ]
[ .mtx | .pmx | .aspc | .tex | .ltx ] } ...
- If a jobname argument has a .tex extension, the default effect is to process the file using
(dvi to Postscript)
(Postscript to Portable Document Format)
- normally followed by removal of intermediate and log files. A log musixtex.log is generated, even if other log files are removed.
If a jobname argument has a .pmx extension, the file is first preprocessed using
and the resulting .tex file is processed as above.
If a jobname argument has a .mtx extension, the file is first preprocessed using
and the resulting .pmx file is processed as above.
If a jobname argument has a .ltx extension, the file is processed using
in place of
If a jobname argument has a .aspc extension, the file is first preprocessed using
and the resulting .tex or .ltx file is processed as above.
If a jobname argument has no extension, the script will look for a file
in that order, and process it as above.
output program name and version number, and quit
output usage summary and quit
assume LaTeX source;
implied if the file has .ltx extension
change the TeX processor to
(and doesn't run a dvi processor)
preprocess pmx file using
don't generate a .ps file and change the dvi processor to
- -D dvix
as the dvi processor; e.g., -D "dvipdfm -m 0.9".
-D to suppress .ps generation.
- -F fmt
as the TeX processor; e.g., -F "luatex --output-format=dvi"
stop processing at the pmx file
stop processing at the tex/mid files
stop processing at the dvi file
stop processing at the ps file
retain intermediate and log files
one-pass [pdf][la]tex processing; i.e., without calling
to update index database
restore default processing
quiet mode (only musixtex's own messages); other messages are diverted to a temporary file.
If an error occurs at the TeX stage, processing halts immediately and the tail of the log file is sent to stderr.
Version information is copied from the temporary file to the log file.
- Options affect processing of all succeeding MusiXTeX files unless changed by another option. Option flags cannot be combined; e.g., use -l -x rather than -lx.
Note that four TeX engines are available via the -l and -p options:
pdflatex -l -p
- If the -F option is used, options -l and -p need to be set if the engine name does not contain "latex" and "pdf" respectively. For example, the above four engines can be replaced by:
-F "luatex --output-format=dvi"
-F "lualatex --output-format=dvi"
-F "luatex" -p
-F "lualatex" -p
This manual page was written by Bob Tennent <firstname.lastname@example.org>.