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PROGRAM:

NAME


dviselect - extract pages from DVI files

SYNOPSIS


dviselect [ -s ] [ -i infile ] [ -o outfile ] list of pages [ infile [ outfile ] ]

DESCRIPTION


Dviselect selects pages from a DVI file produced by TeX, creating a new DVI file usable by
any of the TeX conversion programs, or even by dviselect itself.

A range is a string of the form even, odd, or first:last where both first and last are
optional numeric strings, with negative numbers indicated by a leading underscore
character ``_''. If both first and last are omitted, the colon may also be omitted, or
may be replaced with an asterisk ``*''. A page range is a list of ranges separated by
periods. A list of pages is described by a set of page ranges separated by commas and/or
white space.

Dviselect actually looks at the ten count variables that TeX writes; the first of these
(\count0) is the page number, with \count1 through \count9 having varied uses depending on
which macro packages are in use. (Typically \count1 might be a chapter or section
number.) A page is included in dviselect's output if all its \count values match any one
of the ranges listed on the command line. For example, the command ``dviselect *.1,35:''
might select everything in chapter 1, as well as pages 35 and up. ``dviselect 10:30''
would select pages 10 through 30 (inclusive). ``:43'' means everything up to and
including page 43 (including negative-numbered pages). To get all even-numbered pages,
use ``even''; to get all odd-numbered pages, use ``odd''. If a Table of Contents has
negative page numbers, ``:_1'' will select it. Note that ``*'' must be quoted from the
shell; the empty string is more convenient to use, if harder to read.

Instead of \count values, dviselect can also select by ``absolute page number'', where the
first page is page 1, the second page 2, and so forth. Absolute page numbers are
indicated by a leading equal sign ``=''. Ranges of absolute pages are also allowed:
``dviselect =3:7'' will extract the third through seventh pages. Dot separators are not
legal in absolute ranges, and there are no negative absolute page numbers. Even/odd
specifiers, however, are legal; ``dviselect =even'' selects every other page, starting
with the second.

More precisely, an asterisk or an empty string implies no limit; an equal sign means
absolute page number rather than \counts; a leading colon means everything up to and
including the given page; a trailing colon means everything from the given page on; the
word ``even'' means only even values shall be accepted; the word ``odd'' means only odd
values shall be accepted; and a period indicates that the next \count should be examined.
If fewer than 10 ranges are specified, the remaining \counts are left unrestricted (that
is, ``1:5'' and ``1:5.*'' are equivalent). A single number n is treated as if it were the
range n:n. An arbitrary number of page selectors may be given, separated by commas or
whitespace; a page is selected if any of the selectors matches its \counts or absolute
page number.

Dviselect normally prints the page numbers of the pages selected; the -s option suppresses
this.

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