miktex-mpost â MetaPost, a system for drawing pictures
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MetaPost (installed as miktex-mpost) 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
file is used, which is identical to
plain.mp. When the
option is given, preloading does not happen.
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 mpost figs to process the file
figs.mp. The basename of
figs becomes the âjobnameâ,
and is used in forming output file names. If no file is named, the
mpout. The default extension,
.mp, can be overridden by specifying an extension
--dvitomp option is given, MetaPost
acts as DVI-to-MPX converter only. See dvitomp(1) for details.
Pretend to be program
i.e., set program (and memory dump) name to
This may affect the search paths and other values used. Using this
option is equivalent to copying the program file to
Give help and exit.
Set number system mode
string one of:
Suppress all output, except errors.
internal to the
internal to the
texprogram instead of
miktex-tex when compiling text labels.
This flag overrides the environment
Show version information and exit.