context (1) - Linux Man Pages
NAMEcontext - front end to the new ConTeXt typesetting system
SYNOPSIScontext [ OPTION ... ] FILE [ ... ]
- Process a ConTeXt source file, performing as many runs as necessary of luatex(1). Options control the output format, the pages to process, paper size, and so forth.
- Create new ConTeXt formats, useful during installation.
- Post-process existing PDF files, including merging multiple files, and extracting and rearranging pages within a file, similar to the facilities provided for PostScript files by psnup(1) or for PDF files by pdftk(1).
- process (one or more) files (default action)
- create context formats
- use ctx file (process management specification)
- use specified user interface (default: en)
- close pdf file in viewer and start pdf viewer afterwards
- purge files either or not after a run (--pattern=...)
- load the given module or style, normally part o fthe distribution
- load the given environment file first (document styles)
- enable given the modes (conditional processing in styles)
- also consult the given paths when files are looked for
- set variables that can be consulted during a run (key/value pairs)
- set the randomseed
- rename the resulting output to the given name
- set tracker variables (show list with --showtrackers)
- set directive variables (show list with --showdirectives)
- disable logcatgories (show list with --showlogcategories)
- disable logging to the console (logfile only)
- purge result file before run
- force xml stub (optional flag: --mkii)
- force cld (context lua document) stub
- run extra imposition pass, given that the style sets up imposition
- ignore imposition specifications in the style
- only run once (no multipass data file is produced)
- run without stopping and don't show messages on the console
- run without stopping
- generate file database etc. (as mtxrun does)
- don't descend to .. and ../..
- report installed context version
show expert options
The context command is just a stub that runs the larger mtxrun script, which is a scripting framework written for texlua(1) that supports loading of extra modules, of which context is one. The implementation actually resides in a file named mtx-context.lua deep within the TDS structure.
If context complains about Unknown script 'context', this can usually be fixed by executing mtxrun --generate on the command line: this command regenerates the database that mtxrun uses to find its extra modules.
ConTeXt wiki <URL: http://www.contextgarden.net >.
ConTeXt mailing list home <URL: http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context >.
This manpage is horribly incomplete.
AUTHORThis partial manpage was written by Taco Hoekwater <taco [at] metatex.org>. It is based on the --help output of context.
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