l3build man page

l3build ā€” Checking and building packages

Synopsis

l3build <command> [<options>] [<names>]

Description

The l3build system is a Lua script for building TeX packages, with particular emphasis on regression testing. It is written in cross-platform Lua code, so can be used by any modern TeX distribution with the texlua interpreter. A package for building with l3build can be written in any TeX dialect; its defaults are set up for LaTeX packages written in the DocStrip style.

The most commonly used l3build commands are:

check

Run all automated tests

clean

Clean out directory tree

doc

Typesets all documentation files

install

Installs files into the local texmf tree

save

Saves test validation log

tag

Update release tags in files

uninstall

Uninstalls files from the local texmf tree

unpack

Unpacks the source files into the build tree

Options

Various options apply

--config|-c

Sets the config(s) used for running tests

--date

Sets the date to insert into sources

--dry-run

Dry run for install

--engine|-e

Sets the engine(s) to use for running test

--epoch

Sets the epoch for tests and typesetting

--first

Name of first test to run

--force|-f

Force tests to run if engine is not set up

--halt-on-error|-H

Stops running tests after the first failure

--last

Name of last test to run

--pdf|-p

Check/save PDF files

--quiet|-q

Suppresses TeX output when unpacking

--rerun

Skip setup: simply rerun tests

--shuffle

Shuffle order of tests

--texmfhome

Location of user texmf tree

Bugs

Author

The LaTeX3 Project (latex-team@latex-project.org)

Please log issues on the GitHub homepage: https://github.com/latex3/l3build/issues.

See Also

See l3build.pdf for more details.

Info

2019-02-10