[NTG-context] context --autopdf and --showdirectives

Hans Hagen j.hagen at freedom.nl
Tue Nov 1 23:22:40 CET 2022

On 10/31/2022 11:01 PM, Henning Hraban Ramm via ntg-context wrote:
> I’d like to configure the default behaviour of "context --autopdf"; 
> since on my Mac I must always write "--autopdf=auto", otherwise context 
> tries to call
> wine "sumatrapdf.exe" -reuse-instance -bg-color 0xCCCCCC
> instead of e.g. "open".
> There’s a hint about "directives_pdfview_method", so I wanted to find 
> out more about directives:
> "context --showdirectives" looks promising;
> it tells me "result saved in file: 
> .../texmf-context/tex/context/base/mkiv/mtx-context-setters.pdf", but 
> that file isn’t there; it is actually in the current directory, but broken.

it's more a side effect, we need to run context to get them

  > * How can I configure the command for --autopdf ? (Something in
> texmfcnf.lua?)
> * Can we add additional options ("pdfview methods: auto default okular 
> pdfxcview sumatra"), e.g. open (should be default on Mac), xdg-open 
> (could be default on Linux)...

you can try to set it in the cnf:

          -- ["pdfview.method"]           = "sumatra",

> * What’s wrong with --showdirectives?

i'll fix the show variant, just use --directives


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