dvipos - compute positions in a DVI file
dvipos [ OPTION... ] infile[.dvi]
dvipos parses a DVI file looking for pos: specials.
It currently recognizes pos:pxy, pos:pxywhd,
pos:pxyplus, pos:begbox, pos:endbox,
pos:beglines, and pos:endlines. It then outputs the
information from those specials along with information that only a DVI
postprocessor could determine, such as the current x and y
location. The output looks like:
- -h, --help
- print usage.
- -W, --warning
- print warnings.
- -v, --verbose
- print verbose output.
- -d, --debug
- print dvitype(1) debugging data.
- -s, --smashchars
- regard height and depth as zero.
- -o, --output=FILE
- send all output to FILE. Without this option, output goes to stdout.
- -b, --bbox[=FILE]
- send bounding box to FILE (default FILE is infile.pos).
- -f, --framed[=BASE]
- request copy of DVI file, BASE.dvi, with bounding boxes framed (default FILE is infile_frames.dvi). See the --framesize option.
- -m, --mag=INT
- override tex(1) magnification by INT.
- -w, --framesize=INT
- set frame rule size by INT (default 6554 = .1pt).
- -p, --pages=X:Y
- set page ranges from X to Y.
dvipos is run mostly behind the scenes by ConTeXt's texexec(1) between runs of tex(1) or pdftex(1), in order to provide information to and get information about positional graphics. These graphics are provided by the MetaFun interface to mpost(1). dvipos is not used (or needed) in PDF-output mode but is needed for DVI-output mode. pdftex(1) starting with version 1.40 can produce position information even in DVI mode, so once the ConTeXt macros take advantage of this feature, the need for dvipos will fade.
Until then, here is a typical use of dvipos:
dvipos notes.dviThe position information that is output is collected by texexec(1) to include in the notes.tuo auxilliary file to use in the next run.
- Extract positions from doc.dvi, with output to doc.loc:
- dvipos -o doc.loc doc.dvi
- Same as above, but also send bbox information to doc.pos:
- dvipos -b -o doc.loc doc.dvi
- Instead send bbox information to /tmp/debug.pos:
- dvipos -b=/tmp/debug.pos -o doc.loc doc.dvi
For more about positional graphics, see the MetaFun documentation on the ConTeXt wiki ⟨URL: http://wiki.contextgarden.net/MetaFun ⟩.
If you specify a file for the -b option, you must join the
option and name with = rather than (the more common) space:
dvipos -b=/tmp/debug.pos notes.dvi
dvipos -b /tmp/debug.pos notes.dvi
dvipos is written by Jin-Hwan Cho <firstname.lastname@example.org>. It is free software (GPLv2 or later). This manpage was written by Sanjoy Mahajan <email@example.com> and is in the public domain.
|January 2007||dvipos 20070107 (KPATHSEA)|