[Dev-luatex] man page for luatex

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Mar 22 15:34:24 CET 2007

Hi all!

Not that I am a great man page writer, but I wanted to have one for
Debian, so here it is, if you want to include it, improve it...

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>                    Università di Siena
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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.TH "LUATEX" "1" "2007.03.22" "Norbert Preining" "TeX"
luatex, luatexlua \- An extended version of pdfTeX using Lua as an embedded scripting language
luatex \-\-lua=FILE [OPTION]... [TEXNAME[.tex]] [COMMANDS]

luatex \-\-lua=FILE [OPTION]... \FIRST\-LINE

luatex \-\-lua=FILE [OPTION]... &FMT ARGS
Run luaTeX on TEXNAME, usually creating TEXNAME.pdf. Any remaining COMMANDS are processed as luaTeX input, after TEXNAME is read.

Alternatively, if the first non\-option argument begins with a backslash, interpret all non\-option arguments as a line of luaTeX input.

Alternatively, if the first non\-option argument begins with a &, the next word is taken as the FMT to read, overriding all else. Any remaining arguments are processed as above.

If no arguments or options are specified, prompt for input.

If called as luatexlua it acts as lua interpreter.
This version of luatex understands the following command line options.
\fB\-\-lua=FILE\fR      the lua initialization file
\fB\-\-luaonly\fR       run a lua file, then exit
\fB\-\-safer\fR         disable some easily exploitable lua commands
\fB\-\-fmt=FORMAT\fR    load the format file FORMAT
\fB\-\-ini\fR           be initex, for dumping formats
\fB\-\-help\fR          display this help and exit
\fB\-\-version\fR       output version information and exit
.BR pdftex (1),
.BR etex (1),
.BR aleph (1),
.BR lua (1).
The primary authors of luatex are Hartmut Henkel, Taco
Hoekwater, and Hans Hagen, with help from Martin Schr\[:o]der,
Karel Skoupy, and Han The Thanh.
This man page was written by Norbert Preining for the
Debian Operating System.

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