[NTG-context] Removing banner from mtxrun output

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Tue Sep 21 22:18:42 CEST 2010

On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, Peter Münster wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 21 2010, Johan Sandblom wrote:
>> Is there a way to instruct
>> \typefile to ignore the last four lines of the outputfile? I assume
>> defining an alternative command which does just that is not too
>> difficult, but sadly beyond me.
> It seems, that it's not possible at the moment. There is a tracker item
> for this feature: http://tracker.luatex.org/view.php?id=475

Not hard to do, just no interface. We can change buffers.range so that it 
accepts {1,-4} to mean from first to last-4 lines, and then just set


In any case, it is easy to define a lua function that does this.


function buffers.stripfromend(name, count)
     local str = buffers.loaddata(name)
     if str and str~= "" then
         local lines = str:splitlines()
         local line, n, action = 0, 0, buffers.typeline
         local first, last, m = buffers.strip(lines)
         last = last - count
         m    = m - count
         for i=first,last do
             n, line = action(lines[i], n, m, line)

\def\strippedtyping#1#2% count file
    \ctxlua{buffers.stripfromend(\!!bs#2\!!es, #1)}




To use this with t-filter, you can just say



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