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prepmx - preprocessor for PMX, easy music typesetting program
prepmx [options] jobname [outdir/] [stylefile]
M-Tx is an easy to use preprocessor language for the PMX music typeset-
ting program, aimed at people who are not experts. For an easy exam-
ple, have a look at the following example:
c2+ e4 g | b4d- c1 d c2 |
c8 g+ e g c- g+ e g | d g f g c- g+ e g |
For syntax reference, please look at the M-Tx manual written by Dirk
Laurie, the creator of the M-Tx language and the author of prepmx, its
command line utility.
prepmx processes the file jobname.mtx to generate jobname.pmx. You can
then process this file using the `pmx' command. PMX is a preprocessor
outdir/ is the directory where `pmx' will put the final .tex file. Note
that the trailing slash is mandatory. You can provide a stylefile for
M-Tx. If omitted, the file `mtxstyle.txt' in the current directory is
used, if there is one.
Options can also be specified in a `Options:' line in the preamble,
which takes precedence over the command line.
-b never unbeam eighth notes and shorter
-c main music lines only - ignore chords
-D enable debug mode
-f use tonic sol-fa note names
-i ignore errors
-m music only - ignore lyrics
-n indent first system and print default instrument names
-t ignore uptext lines
-u uptext synchronizes with notes only, not rests
-v verbose progress report
-w enable pedantic warnings
-n select specified case of multiple score
If no error was found, prepmx exits with return code 0. In case of an
error, the line number of the processed line is returned. This may not
always be the line containing the actual error. A return status of
10000 means that the input file was empty or could not be opened.
M-Tx User's Guide (mtx060.pdf)
prepmx was written by Dirk Laurie <email@example.com>. This manual page
was written by Roland Stigge <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Debian project.
It was revised and extended by Nis Martensen <email@example.com>,
mostly by copying text from Dirk Laurie's M-Tx User's Guide.
M-Tx Version 0.60 01 September 2005 prepmx(1)
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