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texutil - ConTeXt auxiliary program
texutil [ OPTION... ] FILENAME[...]
When processing a source file, ConTeXt (via texexec(1)) saves informa-
tion (including table of contents, tables of figures and tables, index
entries, cross-references) in a ‘‘utility file´´ called FILENAME.tui.
After each successful run, this utility file is postprocessed by texu-
til to organize the information for the next run.
texutil performs a number of useful functions:
o Postprocessing references, including sorting index and list
entries (with --references)
o Extracting documentation and other types of information from
ConTeXt source files (with --documents)
o Logfile analysis (with --logfile)
o Collecting information about graphic files to help with typeset-
ting (with --figures)
o Converting EPS files to a PDF format suitable for inclusion in
PDF files generated with pdftex(1) (with ----epspage and
All switches are specified here in full, but can be abbreviated to the
shortest unique string. Thus, --ver works the same as --verbose pro-
vided that there is no other flag beginning with ‘‘ver´´.
--help Print a usage summary to stdout.
Specify the language for messages. One of en (English), de
(German), or nl (Dutch). The default language is English.
Specify the name of the output file.
--purge [ BASENAME ]
Delete temporary files. Specifying an optional BASENAME will
only affect the temporary files that begin with that BASENAME.
Redirects stdout to the log file (texutil.log, by default).
When used with --verbose, a summary is printed to stdout, while
any other output is written to the log file.
texutil --figures --silent --verbose somefile.png
will output something like
n=somefile.png t=png x=0bp y=0bp w=443bp h=591bp
to stdout, placing other output into texutil.log. This informa-
tion can be piped into another program for further processing.
Specify the SUFFIX of the file you want texutil to process.
Print diagnostic messages to the screen.
The --references flag instructs texutil to process information about
cross-references, index entries, and other data requiring more than one
pass to process in the ConTeXt utility file.
Index and sorted list entries are sorted before being written out;
redundant index entries are removed.
texutil is called automatically by texexec(1) during its processing
runs unless you specify otherwise. texutil can also be run by hand,
using the form
texutil --references FILENAME
This command would cause texutil to load the utility file FILENAME.tui,
sort and convert the contents of that file, and write the results to
Options specific to this mode are:
--ij Sort ‘‘IJ´´ as ‘‘Y´´. Often used when processing files written
--high Convert ‘‘high´´ ASCII values into equivalent TeX commands.
This switch is provided for backward compatibility.
Take tex(1) accent commands into consideration when sorting.
(Otherwise, quotes are considered to be boundary characters for
Specify path to tcx filter files for translating between encod-
Extracting Information from ConTeXt Source Files
ConTeXt source files often contain documentation (see USAGE for more
information about the format) or other information that can be
extracted by texutil when called with the --documents flag:
texutil --documents FILENAME
This command produces a file called FILENAME.ted from a ConTeXt file
The --sources flag does the opposite: Documentation lines are stripped
out of the output, which is written to a file called FILENAME.tes.
Historically, ConTeXt source files included other forms of information
-- such as syntax definitions, macro definitions, and editor templates
-- that can be extracted with the following flags:
Extract TeXEdit macro information (tex->tud -- see USAGE)
Extract ConTeXt syntax definitions (tex->texutil.tus)
Extract TeXEdit editor templates (tex->tud)
Analyzing Log Files
Calling texutil with the --logfile option allows you to extract infor-
mation about problems with your ConTeXt source file from the log file
produced during a texexec(1) run.
You can specify what information texutil should report with the follow-
--box Extract information about overfull boxes. By default, this flag
will cause texedit to report both horizontal and vertical over-
full boxes. If you´re only interested in one kind, you can
specify --hbox or --vbox instead.
Exclude reports about boxes that are less than SIZE points too
Extract messages about missing references or figures.
Gathering Information about Figures
The --figures flag tells texutil to generate information about one or
more (non-EPS) graphics files for use in typesetting. Called as, for
texutil --figures *.png *.tif
texutil will scan the current directory for PNG and TIFF files and
extract some useful information about their sizes and types. By
default, this information is stored in a file called texutil.tuf, which
is consulted by ConTeXt when typesetting a page with a non-EPS image
file -- see the example given for the --silent flag for an alternative.
This flag is especially useful when you plan to typeset a file of pre-
views of graphic files -- see the discussion of the --figures flag in
the texexec(1) manpage.
Converting EPS Files for PDF Inclusion
texutil can also convert EPS files to PDF format for inclusion in PDF
files generated with pdftex(1) or pdfetex(1).
Adjust the bounding box of an EPS file to the dimensions of the
output page. This option also removes some redundant informa-
tion and marks files as converted so that they will not be
affected by subsequent runs.
Calls gs(1) to convert the specified EPS graphic files into PDF
Embedded Documentation Format
Documentation lines included in ConTeXt source files can be specified
by beginning lines with the following strings:
%C Copyright information
%D Documentation lines
%I TeXEdit information lines (mostly in Dutch)
%M Macro code needed to processs the documentation
%S ‘‘Suppressed´´ lines
The same forms can be used for Perl scripts, except that the ‘‘%´´
characters are replaced by ‘‘#´´ characters. See the source for texu-
til for an example.
gs(1), pdfetex(1), pdftex(1), texexec(1), texshow(1).
Web page: <http://www.pragma-ade.com/>
This manpage was written by C.M. Connelly <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Tobias
Burnus <email@example.com>. It is based on the texutil manual written by
Hans Hagen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The PDF manual and texutil itself can be obtained at
ConTeXt October 2000 texutil(1)
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