lilypond-book man page

lilypond-book — manual page for lilypond-book 2.19.48


lilypond-book [OPTION]... FILE


Process LilyPond snippets in hybrid HTML, LaTeX, texinfo or DocBook document.


-F, --filter=FILTER
pipe snippets through FILTER [default: `convert-ly -n -']
-f, --format=FORMAT
use output format FORMAT (texi [default], texi-html, latex, html, docbook)
-h, --help
show this help and exit
-I, --include=DIR
add DIR to include path
format Texinfo output so that Info will look for images of music in DIR
pad left side of music to align music in spite of uneven bar numbers (in mm)
Print lilypond log messages according to LOGLEVEL
write lily-XXX files to DIR, link into --output dir
Load the additional python PACKAGE (containing e.g. a custom output format)
-l, --loglevel=LOGLEVEL
Print log messages according to LOGLEVEL (NONE, ERROR, WARNING, PROGRESS (default), DEBUG)
-o, --output=DIR
write output to DIR
-P, --process=COMMAND
process ly_files using COMMAND FILE...
Redirect the lilypond output
-s, --safe
Compile snippets in safe mode
do not fail if no lilypond output is found
do not fail if no PNG images are found for EPS files
write snippet output files with the same base name as their source file
-V, --verbose
be verbose
show version number and exit
-w, --warranty
show warranty and copyright

Options only for the latex and texinfo backends

run executable PROG instead of latex, or in case --pdf option is set instead of pdflatex
run executable PROG instead of texi2pdf
create PDF files for use with PDFTeX


$ lilypond-book --filter="tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'" BOOK
$ lilypond-book -F "convert-ly --no-version --from=2.0.0 -" BOOK
$ lilypond-book --process='lilypond -I include' BOOK

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs via http://post.gmane.org/post.php?group=gm…


lilypond-book 2.19.48 September 2016