ipescript man page

ipescript — Run an Ipe script (written in Lua)


ipescript script { arguments }


ipescript runs an Ipe script written in Lua.  The Ipe bindings are automatically available in the script.  Ipescript looks for the script in any of the script directories.

The script argument should not contain the .lua extension.

Environment Variables

ipescript respects the following environment variables:


the directory where ipetoipe runs Pdflatex.


the directory containing pdflatex and xelatex.  If not set, they are searched for on the path.

IPESCRIPTS a list of directories where Ipescript will look for

scripts.  When this variable is not set, Ipe searches first the current directory, then ~/.ipe/scripts, and finally the system-wide Ipe script directory.  When this variable is set, it should contain a list of directories, separated by semicolons.  A single underscore is replaced by the system-wide Ipe script directory.


set this to 1 for debugging output from ipescript.


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Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs using Ipe bugzilla at http://ipe.otfried.org/bugzilla.html

See Also

Ipe is documented fully in The Ipe Manual, which is available online at http://ipe.otfried.org/manual/manual.html .


August 28, 2011