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Re: doc-addition for -o / --output

From: Trevor Daniels
Subject: Re: doc-addition for -o / --output
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:49:24 +0100

Eluze wrote Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:54 PM

happenstance or intention?

I don't know, but I'm reluctant to cement this change
into the docs until someone confirms it is working as

Looks useful though.  Thanks for pointing it out.

if you specify a folder name as output option the output will be directed to
that folder and the name of the file is preserved

so i suggest the following change/addition  - or similar - in the
application usage manual:

1.2 Command-line usage
Command line options for lilypond

-o,--output=FILE or FOLDER

Set the default output file to FILE. The appropriate suffix will be added
(e.g. .pdf for pdf)
if a folder of that name exists, output will be directed to FOLDER (keeping
the file name)


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