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MPTOPDF(1)							      ConTeXt								MPTOPDF(1)

mptopdf - convert MetaPost to PDF SYNOPSIS
mptopdf FILE [ ... ] DESCRIPTION
mptopdf can convert MetaPost-generated EPS files to PDF, or it can process a MetaPost source file directly (see mpost(1)) and convert the generated EPS files to PDF. OPTIONS
All switches are specified in full here but can be abbreviated to the shortest unique prefix. Thus, --metaf works the same as --metafun. --help Print a terse help message. --metafun Use the metafun pre-compiled format to process the MetaPost source file. You usually don't need this option, since metafun input is usually produced and processed as part of a texexec(1) run. Needs the --rawmp switch to take effect. --rawmp Process the source file with mpost(1) directly, rather than with texexec(1). This option is needed if you want to specify --meta- fun. --latex Typeseting labels using latex(1) rather than plain tex(1). USAGE
To convert manfig.20 to manfig-20.pdf: mptopdf manfig.20 You can convert more than one EPS file at once: mptopdf manfig.20 otherfig.17 finalfig.8 Or you can give mptopdf(1) a pattern that it will expand: mptopdf 'manfig.*' Note the single quotes to protect the * from the shell. Of course, usually you can let the shell do the wildcard expansion and therefore leave off the quotes. To convert to figs-1.pdf, figs-2.pdf, ... mptopdf If the labels are typeset with latex(1): mptopdf --latex SEE ALSO
tex(1), latex(1), mpost(1), pdftex(1), texexec(1). ConTeXt wiki <>. AUTHOR
mptopdf(1) is part of the ConTeXt system by Hans Hagen et al, which is available from PRAGMA ADE <>. This man- page was written by Sanjoy Mahajan <> and is in the public domain. mptopdf 1.3.2 January 2007 MPTOPDF(1)

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TEXMFSTART(1)							      ConTeXt							     TEXMFSTART(1)

texmfstart - run ConTeXt scripts, make ConTeXt wrapper scripts, view documents SYNOPSIS
texmfstart [ options ... ] [ filename ] [ arguments ... ] DESCRIPTION
ConTeXt is a typesetting system based on the tex(1) family of programs. texmfstart is a ConTeXt meta-script that can run subordinate scripts (subscripts?) such as texexec(1), ctxtools(1), or pdftools(1). It can also generate short wrapper scripts to simplify common uses. These scripts are often called stubs in the ConTeXt documentation. The options control texmfstart's behaviour, and the arguments are passed to the program identified by filename. If the filename is a document, then texmfstart will start a viewer for that document. For example: texmfstart showcase.pdf will start an appropriate viewer for showcase.pdf. See the EXAMPLES section. OPTIONS
General: --help, --version print version information, usage, and examples. --verbose print status and progress information, for example what commands are being executed. --clear don't pass info about locations to child processes. Running a program: --arguments=str an alternative for providing the arguments to be passed. For example, texmfstart --arguments=b.tex texexec will pass b.tex as the argument to texexec. --report dry run: report what command would be run, but do not run it --locate dry run: like --report but doesn't print the trailing newline. --browser view the document in a web browser (for Windows). --file=filename an alternative way to specify the file (the program to run or document to open). --direct run a program without searching for its location (assumes that the program is on the PATH). --execute use the ruby(1) exec function instead of its system function. --program=str the program space where kpsewhich(1) will search (default: context). This information is given to kpsewhich as its -progname option. Usually you don't need this option. Creating startup scripts: --make create a wrapper script or batch file to run the given file. The wrapper scripts are put in the current path, which usually means the current directory. If all is given as the file, e.g. texmfstart --make all then make all the ConTeXt wrapper scripts (the stubs). --windows when making a wrapper script (stub), create a Windows batch (.bat) file. Usually you do not need to specify this option, as texmfs- tart will figure out what operating system you are using. --linux when making a wrapper script, create a Unix shell script. Usually you do not need to specify this option, as texmfstart will figure out what operating system you are using. --stubpath=path specify where to put the wrapper scripts (stubs). --indirect always use texmfstart in the wrapper script (stub). Document viewing: --page=number open the document at this page. Environments and paths: --path=str change to the specified path. --tree=str use the given TEXMF tree. --autotree automatically determine the TEXMF tree to use (the default). --environment=str use the given environment file. Its syntax is given in the mtexmfstart.pdf manual. --showenv print the environment variables known at runtime Conditional execution: --iftouched=file1,file2 run only when the given files have different timestamps. --ifchanged=str run only when the given file has changed (based on its last-computed MD5 checksum). Special features: --edit open the given file in an editor. FILENAME PREFIXES
Optional prefixes determine the method used to search for the specified file: bin:filename expanded name based on the PATH environment variable kpse:filename expanded name based on kpsewhich(1) result rel:filename expanded name relative to the current directory env:name expanded pathname based on environment variable name path:filename path part of filename as located by kpsewhich(1) EXAMPLES
texmfstart texexec.rb file.tex Locate the texexec.rb script and run it with file.tex as its argument. In other words, make file.pdf from file.tex. If texexec(1) is properly installed on your system, this common invocation can be shortened to texexec file.tex texmfstart texexec file.tex Locate the texexec(1) program (currently a ruby(1) script, texexec.rb) and run it with file.tex as its argument, producing file.pdf. This invocation can be shortened to texexec file.tex texmfstart ctxtools --updatecontext Run the ctxtools(1) script, updating the ConTeXt installation. This invocation is equivalent to ctxtools --updatecontext texmfstart pstopdf --method=3 cow.eps Convert cow.eps to PDF using method 3 of pstopdf(1). This invocation is equivalent to pstopdf --method=3 cow.eps texmfstart --make --stubpath=/usr/local/bin texexec Make a wrapper script (stub), either a shell script /usr/local/bin/texexec on Unix, or a batch file usrlocalin exexec.bat on Windows. On Unix (and maybe on Windows?), you need to make the script executable; see chmod(1). texmfstart --edit kpse:cont-sys.tex Locate and edit the cont-sys.tex configuration file. texmfstart texexec --mpgraphic Rerun texexec if has changed since the last use of --ifchanged. texmfstart bin:echo rerun MetaPost If the source file has changed since the last use of --ifchanged, then use the echo(1) command to tell the user to rerun MetaPost (see mpost(1)). This example shows that texmfstart can be used to run any script, not just ConTeXt scripts. The bin: pre- fix tells texmfstart not to search for echo in the TEXMF tree(s), but to assume that it's an executable somewhere on the PATH. texmfstart --direct echo rerun MetaPost This invocation has the same effect as the preceding example, but using --direct instead of the bin: prefix, again to tell texmfs- tart not to search for the echo command. FILES
file.md5 MD5 checksum file used for the --ifchanged option. ENVIRONMENT
PATH For expanding filenames given with a bin prefix. TEXMFSTART_EDITOR, EDITOR, editor Editor to use with --edit. The environment variables are looked up in that order, with the first setting found taking priority. SEE ALSO
ctxtools(1), kpsewhich(1), makempy(1), mpost(1), pdftools(1), pstopdf(1), texexec(1), texfont(1), texutil(1). ConTeXt wiki <>. The texmfstart manual, mtexmfstart.pdf, available from PRAGMA ADE <>. BUGS
On Unix, opening a PDF document first tries pdfopen then acroread, neither of which may be present on your system. The --report option doesn't work if you specify a filename prefix (i.e. it does a real run instead of a dry run). AUTHOR
ConTeXt is written and maintained by Hans Hagen <>. This man page, which is in the public domain, was written by Sanjoy Mahajan <> based on the mtexmfstart.pdf manual. texmfstart 2.0 December 2006 TEXMFSTART(1)
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