[NTG-context] Command line arguments on context project

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Mon Dec 19 16:01:42 CET 2022

On Sun, 18 Dec 2022, Alan Braslau via ntg-context wrote:

> On Fri, 16 Dec 2022 16:14:33 +0000
> Jethro Djan via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
> > 2. How do I get CoTeXt to recognise the ref.bib file when I run the
> > components not the product?
> > 
> > For context, I don’t want the references printed at the end of each
> > chapter but I would like the in-text citation to work (if that is
> > possible). If not, is it possible compile the whole product but only
> > output a certain page range?
> You need to include the \usebtxdataset [ref.bib] in an environment file
> that gets read each run.
> A limitation, or rather a design goal, of the bibliography subsystem is
> that citations will not work unless you render the bibliography list.

You can, of course, cheat:


> Why is this? The reasoning is that it makes no sense to give list
> numbers or list labels (e.g. APA : authoryear) if there is no list, for
> these numbers or labels depend on the context (bibliography by chapter,
> by part, by volume, or by book, for example).


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