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mlpost - wrapper around OCaml and Metapost for the Mlpost library


mlpost [options] files...


mlpost is a program that compiles OCaml files to PostScript or PDF files using the Mlpost


-pdf Generate .mps files (default)

-mp Generate .mp files

-png Generate .png files

-ps Generate .1 files

-latex <main.tex>
Scan the LaTeX prelude

-eps Generate encapsulated postscript files

-xpdf WYSIWYG mode using xpdf remote server (the name of the remote server is "mlpost")

-v Be a bit more verbose. Otherwise nothing is printed except in case of error.

Use ocamlbuild to compile

Compile to native code

-ccopt <options>
Pass <options> to the Ocaml compiler

-execopt <options>
Pass <options> to the compiled program

Print Mlpost version and exit

Do not parse mlpost options, do not call Metapost.dump

output dependency lines in a format suitable for the make(1) utility

-contrib <contrib-name>
compile with the specified contrib

output one name of dumpable file by line. So it print all the figures which will be
created by the .ml file.

-get-include-compile {cmxa|cma|dir|file}
output the libraries which are needed by the library Mlpost if you want not to use
the mlpost tool :

- cmxa print the needed cmxa file (opt version)
- cma print the needed cma file (byte version)
- dir print the directories needed to be include
- file print the file name inside this directory without extension

-compile-name <compile-name>
Keep the compiled version of the .ml file and name it <compile-name>.

Don't execute the mlfile. So mlpost generates no figures. With this option you can
check that a file compile without wasting time to generate the figures. The options
-dont-execute and -compile-name can be used in conjunction to create a program
which generates some figures according to some command line options.

Don't remove intermediates files. The metapost backend use some intermediates files
which are removed without this option.

-cairo Use the cairo backend instead of metapost

Set the program used to decrypt PostScript Type 1 font, only with cairo (default
built-in one). This option will disappear soon.

-help, --help
Display the list of options

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