convert-ly man page

convert-ly — manual page for convert-ly 2.19.83


convert-ly [OPTION]... FILE


Update LilyPond input to newer version.  By default, update from the version taken from the \version command, to the current LilyPond version. If FILE is `-', read from standard input.



show version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help and exit

-f, --from=VERSION

start from VERSION [default: \version found in file]

-e, --edit

edit in place

-l, --loglevel=LOGLEVEL

Print log messages according to LOGLEVEL (NONE, ERROR, WARNING, PROGRESS (default), DEBUG)

-n, --no-version

do not add \version command if missing

-c, --current-version

force updating \version number to 2.19.83

-d, --diff-version-update

only update \version number if file is modified

-s, --show-rules

show rules [default: -f 0, -t 2.19.83]

-t, --to=VERSION

convert to VERSION [default: 2.19.83]

-b, --backup-numbered

make a numbered backup [default: filename.ext~]

-w, --warranty

show warranty and copyright


$ convert-ly -e
$ convert-ly --from=2.3.28 --to=2.5.21 >

Reporting Bugs

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See Also

The full documentation for convert-ly is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and convert-ly programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info convert-ly

should give you access to the complete manual.


July 2019 convert-ly 2.19.83