[tex-live] [Fwd: Re: [a bit offtopic] mpost options through mptopdf]

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Jul 5 11:12:26 CEST 2010

forgot the list

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Subject: Re: [tex-live] [a bit offtopic] mpost options through mptopdf
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 11:12:01 +0200
From: Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>
To: Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com>
References: <4C2E3D44.4000400 at imf.au.dk> <4C2ED40C.1080406 at elvenkind.com>

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> On 07/02/2010 09:25 PM, Lars Madsen wrote:
>> A little bit of topic, but I know Taco usually reads the list
>> Is it possible to provide options to mpost through the mptopdf interface?
> No.

then what is that -passon option for?

>> I would like mpost to run in nonstopmode, but I cannot do that since I
>> don't know anything about texexec or how it pass options on to its
>> subprocesses.
>> ideas?
> Run mpost and mptopdf separately:
>     mpost --interaction=batchmode <file>
>         mptopdf <file>

that seems to for for my case, if the output of system("mpost ...") is
not zero we do not run mptopdf

Now my script runs a lot like latexmk in continous preview mode, just
for metapost





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