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MUSIXTEX(1) MUSIXTEX(1)

NAME

musixtex - processes MusiXTeX files, using pre-processors prepmx, pmxab and autosp as necessary, and then deletes intermediate and log files (unless -i is used)

SYNOPSIS

[ texlua ] musixtex[.lua] { option | jobname [ .mtx | .pmx | .aspc | .tex | .ltx ] } ...

DESCRIPTION

If a jobname argument has a .tex extension, the default effect is to process the file using
etex(1)
(first pass)
musixflx(1)
(second pass)
etex(1)
(third pass)
dvips(1)
(dvi to Postscript)
ps2pdf(1)
(Postscript to Portable Document Format)
normally followed by removal of intermediate and log files. A log musixtex.log is generated, even if other log files are removed.
If a jobname argument has a .pmx extension, the file is first preprocessed using pmxab(1) and the resulting .tex file is processed as above.
If a jobname argument has a .mtx extension, the file is first preprocessed using prepmx(1) and the resulting .pmx file is processed as above.
If a jobname argument has a .ltx extension, the file is processed using latex(1) (or pdflatex(1)) in place of etex.
If a jobname argument has a .aspc extension, the file is first preprocessed using autosp(1) and the resulting .tex or .ltx file is processed as above.
If a jobname argument has none of these extensions, the script will look for a file jobname.mtx or jobname.pmx or jobname.aspc or jobname.tex or jobname.ltx, in that order, and process it as above.

OPTIONS

-v
output program name and version number, and quit
-h
output usage summary and quit
-l
assume LaTeX source; implied if the file has .ltx extension
-p
change the TeX processor to pdfetex(1) or pdflatex(1) (and doesn't run a dvi processor)
-c
preprocess pmx file using pmxchords(1)
-d
don't generate a .ps file and change the dvi processor to dvipdfm(1)
-D dvix
use dvix as the dvi processor; e.g., -D "dvipdfm -m 0.9". Use -d before -D to suppress .ps generation.
-P ps2pdf
use ps2pdf as the Postscript processor; e.g., -P "ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4"
-F fmt
use fmt as the TeX processor; e.g., -F "luatex --output-format=dvi"
-m
stop processing at the pmx file
-M mtxx
use mtxx as the mtx preprocessor; e.g., -M "prepmx -i".
-A aspcx
use aspcx as the aspc preprocessor; e.g., -A "autosp -l".
-t
stop processing at the tex/mid files
-s
stop processing at the dvi file
-g
stop processing at the ps file
-i
retain intermediate and log files
-1
one-pass [pdf][la]tex processing; i.e., without calling musixflx
-x
call makeindex(1) to update index database
-f
restore default processing
-q
quiet mode (only musixtex's own messages); other messages are diverted to a temporary file. If an error occurs at the TeX stage, processing halts immediately and the tail of the log file is sent to stderr. Version information is copied from the temporary file to the log file.
Options affect processing of all succeeding MusiXTeX files unless changed by another option. Option flags cannot be combined; e.g., use -l -x rather than -lx.
Note that four TeX engines are available via the -l and -p options:

etex default

latex -l
pdfetex -p
pdflatex -l -p
If the -F option is used, options -l and -p need to be set if the engine name does not contain "latex" and "pdf" respectively. For example, the above four engines can be replaced by:

-F "luatex --output-format=dvi"
-F "lualatex --output-format=dvi"
-F "luatex" -p
-F "lualatex" -p

SEE ALSO

autosp(1), etex(1), latex(1), pdfetex(1), pdflatex(1), makeindex(1), musixflx(1), dvipdfm(1), dvips(1), pmxab(1), pmxchords(1) prepmx(1), ps2pdf(1) and musixdoc.pdf.

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Bob Tennent <rdt@cs.queensu.ca>.
2018-07-27 musixtex version 0.21