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mtxrun - Man Page

ConTeXt TDS Runner Tool


mtxrun [ Options ... ] [ FILENAMES ]


ConTeXt TDS Runner Tool



run an mtx script (lua prefered method) (--noquotes), no script gives list


run code passed on the commandline (between quotes) (=loop) (exit|quit aborts)


run a script or program (texmfstart method) (--noquotes)


resolve prefixed arguments


run internally (using preloaded libs)


run script using built in libraries (same as --ctxlua)


locate given filename in database (default) or system (--first --all --detail)


use given texmf tree (default file: setuptex.tmf)


go to given path before execution


only execute when given file has changed (md checksum)


only execute when given file has changed (time stamp)


create stubs for (context related) scripts


remove stubs (context related) scripts


paths where stubs wil be written


create windows (mswin) stubs


create unix (linux) stubs


prepend the (found) binarypath to runners


give a bit more info


enable given trackers


format or backend


show current operating system, processor, etc


launch editor with found file


launch files like manuals, assumes os support (--all,--list)


run a script and time its run


regenerate databases if needed (handy when used to run context in an editor)


use kpse as fallback (when no mkiv and cache installed, often slower)


force using kpse (handy when no mkiv and cache installed but less functionality)


show supported prefixes


generate file database


show configuration variables


show configuration order


show (known) directives


show (known) trackers


show (known) experiments


expand complex variable


expand variable (completely resolve paths)


expand variable (resolve paths)


expand variable (resolve references)


show path expansion of ...


report value of variable


report file location


report path of file


filter variables


More information about ConTeXt and the tools that come with it can be found at:

maillist: ntg-context@ntg.nl / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context

webpage: http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net

wiki: http://contextgarden.net


01-01-2023 version 1.33 ConTeXt TDS Runner Tool