[NTG-context] Compiling context files in command line

denis.maier at unibe.ch denis.maier at unibe.ch
Sat Jun 4 07:38:17 CEST 2022

You cannot use the result command line option for that. Instead, switch to the target directory and run context from there.


Von: ntg-context <ntg-context-bounces at ntg.nl> im Auftrag von Jaroslav Hajtmar via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl>
Gesendet: Samstag, 4. Juni 2022 07:21:04
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Betreff: [NTG-context] Compiling context files in command line

Hello ConTeXist.
After a long time, I turn to the conference for help.
I use command line to batch process of many ConTeXt files. Is it possible at the end off compile proces to move the created PDF to another directory (subdirectory of current directory) using the command line commands? Somehow I can't do it or maybe I'm making a mistake somewhere.

Renaming works but moving into subdirectory I can't do it for some reason. What could be the problem? Is it even possible do it? I work with OS X in bash.

Simple example of my use:
context —mode=mymode  --result=subdir/mypdffilename.pdf processedfile.tex

My nontrivial using (content of my bash file)
context --purgeall --mode=THISSECTIONONLYHARD --arguments="o=_identifikacni_udaje,k=1,pk=1,ppk=1,t=,s=14" —result="pdfresult/svp_identifikacni_udaje.pdf" _identifikacni_udaje
context --purgeall --mode=THISSECTIONONLYHARD --arguments="o=_charakteristika_skoly,k=2,pk=1,ppk=1,t=,s=15" --result="pdfresult/svp_charakteristika_skoly.pdf" _charakteristika_skoly
context --purgeall --mode=THISSECTIONONLYHARD --arguments="o=_charakteristika_svp,k=3,pk=1,ppk=1,t=,s=19" --result="pdfresult/svp_charakteristika_svp.pdf" _charakteristika_svp
context --purgeall --mode=THISSECTIONONLYHARD --arguments="o=_zacleneni_prurezovych_temat,k=3,pk=1,ppk=1,t=,s=30" --result="pdfresult/svp_zacleneni_prurezovych_temat.pdf" _zacleneni_prurezovych_temat
context --purgeall --mode=THISSECTIONONLYHARD --arguments="o=_ucebni_plan,k=4,pk=1,ppk=1,t=,s=36" --result="pdfresult/svp_ucebni_plan.pdf" _ucebni_plan

In fact, it is used to create separate PDF files from one large complex document, where individual chapters are cut out of the overall document in pdf form.
This creates a large number of PDF files that I do not want to be placed in the current directory. Parameters are used to pass chapter numbers and page numbers to ConTeXt, to  correct numbering in pdf files.

Can you please advise?

Thanx Jaroslav
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