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MIKTEX-MPOST(1)			 User Commands		       MIKTEX-MPOST(1)

NAME
       miktex-mpost - MetaPost,	a system for creating graphics

SYNOPSIS
       miktex-mpost [option...]	[[command...] |	[file]]

DESCRIPTION
       This man	page is	an adaption of the corresponding TeX Live man page.

       MetaPost	interprets the MetaPost	language and produces PostScript (EPS)
       or Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) pictures. The MetaPost	language is
       similar to Knuth's METAFONT with	additional features for	including TeX
       commands	and accessing features of PostScript not found in METAFONT.

       MetaPost	is normally used with some preloaded macros, and it will use
       its executable name as the name of the preload file to use. For
       example,	when called as miktex-mpost the	mpost.mp file is used, which
       is identical to plain.mp. When the --initialize option is given,
       preloading does not happen.

       The commands given on the command line to the MetaPost program are
       passed to it as the first input line. (But it is	often easier to	type
       extended	arguments as the first input line, since shells	tend to	gobble
       up or misinterpret MetaPost's favorite symbols, like semicolons,	unless
       you quote them.)	The normal usage is to say miktex-mpost	figs to
       process the file	figs.mp. The basename of figs becomes the "jobname",
       and is used in forming output file names. If no file is named, the
       jobname becomes mpout. The default extension, .mp, can be overridden by
       specifying an extension explicitly.

       When the	--dvitomp option is given, MetaPost acts as DVI-to-MPX
       converter only. Run miktex-mpost	--dvitomp --help for option
       explanation.

OPTIONS
       --alias=name
	   Pretend to be program name, i.e., set program (and memory dump)
	   name	to name.  This may affect the search paths and other values
	   used. Using this option is equivalent to copying the	program	file
	   to name and invoking	name.

       --c-style-errors
	   Change the way, error messages are printed. The alternate style
	   looks like error messages from many compilers and is	easier to
	   parse for some editors.

       --debug
	   Print debugging info	and leave temporary files in place.

       --halt-on-error
	   Quit	after the first	error.

       --help
	   Give	help and exit.

       --initialize
	   Become the INI variant of the program.

       --interaction=mode
	   Set the interaction mode. Must be one of batchmode, scrollmode and
	   errorstopmode. The meaning of these modes is	the same as the
	   corresponding commands.

       --job-name=name
	   Set the name	of the job (\jobname).	This has an affect on the
	   output file names.

       --no-c-style-errors
	   Don't change	the way, error messages	are printed.

       --numbersystem=string
	   Set number system mode (string one of: scaled, double, binary,
	   decimal).

       --output-directory=dir
	   Write output	files in dir.  instead of the current directory. Look
	   up input files in dir first,	then along the normal search path.

       --recorder
	   Enable the file name	recorder. This leaves a	trace of the files
	   opened for input and	output in a file with the extension .fls.

       --restricted
	   Be secure: disable tex, and editor commands.

       -s internal="string"
	   Set internal	to the value.

       -s internal=number
	   Set internal	to the value.

       --tex=texprogram
	   Use texprogram instead of miktex-tex	when compiling text labels.

	   This	flag overrides the environment variable	TEX.

       --troff
	   Set prologues:=1 and	assume --tex=troff.

       --undump=name
	   Use name as the name	of the format to be used, instead of the name
	   by which the	program	was called or a

	       %&

	   line.

       --version
	   Show	version	information and	exit.

ENVIRONMENT
       MIKTEX_TRACE
	   Comma-separated list	of trace stream	names (see Chapter 9, Trace
	   Streams). If	this variable is set, then MiKTeX programs will	write
	   trace messages into the configured log sink.

       MPINPUTS
	   Extra paths to locate MetaPostinput files.

       MPINPUTS
	   Extra paths to locate MetaPostinput files.

MiKTeX 20.11		       November	2, 2020		       MIKTEX-MPOST(1)

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