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Re: Suppress .ps generation

From: Ralf Mattes
Subject: Re: Suppress .ps generation
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 15:13:06 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sun, 06 Jun 2010 10:15:51 -0400, Johnny Ferguson wrote:

> looking through the man page, it seems you're pointing to the "-f"
> option. I take it that the default settings are "--formats=pdf,ps"
> specifying explicitly "--formats=pdf" should override this. Any idea why
> ps output is a default?

Because, as you might have guessed from the messages lilypond emmits, the 
pdf output is generated by converting the ps output. 
So 'formats=pdf' just deletes the postscript file after processing.
> Also, why isn't midi one of the options? It seems kind of odd that
> command-line options determine output, but only to an extent. Midi
> output seems to be a feature of the language. That seems kind of messy
> to me.

Maybe because midi isn't a graphical output format? The formats parameter 
lets you select one or more file formats for graphical output, midi is a 
completely differnt kind of animal, it requires changes to the lilypond 

 HTH Ralf Mattes 
> On 06/06/2010 10:02 AM, Graham Percival wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 06, 2010 at 07:25:09PM +0530, Disc Magnet wrote:
>>> When I run the command: lilypond, it generates a as well
>>> as foo.pdf. Is there a way to suppress the creation of the
>>> file?
>> Yes.  You might want to read the output of --help, or else look in the
>> manual.
>> Cheers,
>> - Graham
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