[NTG-context] A way to clean up unnecessary files after compilation in CTX mkiv

L.S.-Soc&Gam axteffekt at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 12:55:59 CEST 2016


Thanks Hans,

it works. But there is a problem.
The way you described it, the *.synctex file gets deleted as well, but I 
think I need it for Sumatra PDF to sync. When I used texmfstart.exe and 
--purgeall this didn't happen.
Any idea would be great.

Thanks in advance,
Sebastian



Am 07.04.2016 um 12:12 schrieb Hans Hagen:
> On 4/7/2016 11:21 AM, L.S.-Soc&Gam wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> i am using mkiv with TeXnicCenter. There is an option to create a
>> clean-up processor which deletes temporary files.
>> Right now for me the options look as following:
>> Executable: X:\ConTeXt\tex\texmf-win64\bin\texmfstart.exe
>> Arguments:            texutil.rb --purgeall
>> This is from an old installation instruction from mkii and works great
>> but it makes it necessary to install Ruby.
>> Since I don't want to install Ruby if it's unnecessary, i'd like to know
>> if there is a way to clean up files without mkii and Ruby elements.
>> I thought it might be possible to use *context.exe* as processor
>> executable for deleting temp files, but i wouldn't know the correct
>> arguments.
>> Sorry if I missed something obvious.
>
> assuming you run context mkiv:
>
> context --purge somefile.tex
>
> will cleanup afterwards
>
> or without file it will cleanup all left-overs
>
> (btw, the number of runtime generated files is not that large for 
> mkiv: a tuc file for multipass, and a log file and of course the 
> result pdf file)
>
> Hans
>
>
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