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Manual Reference Pages  -  PREPMX (1)

NAME

prepmx - preprocessor for PMX, easy music typesetting program

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Exit Status
See Also
Authors

SYNOPSIS

prepmx [options] jobname [outdir/] [stylefile]

DESCRIPTION

M-Tx is an easy to use preprocessor language for the PMX music typesetting program, aimed at people who are not experts. For an easy example, 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 for MusiXTeX.

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

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

EXIT STATUS

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.

SEE ALSO

M-Tx User’s Guide (mtx060.pdf)
pmx(1), musixtex(1)

AUTHORS

prepmx was written by Dirk Laurie <dpl@sun.ac.za>. This manual page was written by Roland Stigge <stigge@antcom.de> for the Debian project. It was revised and extended by Nis Martensen <nis.martensen@web.de>, mostly by copying text from Dirk Laurie’s M-Tx User’s Guide.
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M-Tx Version 0.60 PREPMX (1) 01 September 2005

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