[NTG-context] How to process a project residing in another directory

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Mon Apr 16 23:44:33 CEST 2012

On Mon, 16 Apr 2012, Helge Blischke wrote:

> By trial and eror I found out that
> context --path=...
> tries to run the scripts and programs within that directory
> which leads to abort if e.g. the calling user has no write permission
> there.

Can you summarize your results on the wiki?

> On the other hand, inserting a \usepath[...] just after the \start... command
> functions as exspected.
> Thus, I'd propose to provide an additional option
> --usepath=...
> what does exactly that, which avoids editing the main.tex file.

Easy to do on your own:


and then call you tex file using

context --arguments=usepath=/path/to/set filename


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