{arara} is a TeX automation tool based on rules and directives, written in Java.

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Using arara as a latex build tool with different output directory

I try to use arara as my LaTeX build tool, for the moment my LaTeX main header looks like the following % arara: pdflatex : {options : "--output-directory=build"} % arara: biber % arara: pdflatex ...
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Arara with latexindent

I've been trying to install arara and latexindent to get automatic indentation in TeXstudio. I've managed to install arara, and latexindent seems to be working fine. But I can't figure out how to run ...
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Using Arara with TexCount

I'm running TeXShop and I have a pretty big document - my PhD thesis. I want to do a word count with regular intervals, not necessarily every time I compile, but I want the information to be ...
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Wildcard insertions in arara compile instructions

Using arara I would like to know whether wildcard instructions can be passed in the instructions. I would like to have a dynamic compile of my bu*.aux files when I use bibunits, because as I comment ...
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How to configure TexLive 2015 to use latexindent.pl script with Kile

I would like to autoindent my code under Kile using latexindent. I have TeXLive 2015 installed and I run arara on my tex file. I tried to follow the manual instructions (p.5) for latexindent where ...
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auctex forward search in multifile tex with sumatra and arara

Forward inverse search work properly for single-file documents. As for multifile document, I use local file variable to indicate the master tex file. When editing in some included document, auctex can ...
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How can I put a moving square into a PDF-document using tikz-, animate-package (and arara?)? [duplicate]

How can I produce something like that into a PDF using TikZ? (Note: It does not need colors or shadows, a simple square would be fine) I remember there was an arara-methode, which produces the ...
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Will arara be able to handle this non-linear compile sequence?

I have been reading and playing arara now since the summer and I LOVE IT!!!! Prior to arara I used batch and script files that were operating system specific. Thank you arara for removing this ...
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How to configure Kile to run arara

I'm working under Ubuntu and I have TeX Live 2015 installed. I need to know if it is possible to use arara with Kile, how to add a menu entry for it and finally how to run arara on projects.
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How to precompile preamble when using arara

A different tex question led me to a link regarding a precompiled preamble. I use arara for all of my runs. What is the correct procedure to use a precompiled preamble for each of the runs made ...
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Gnuplot and arara

Is there a way to avoid recompiling every single gnuplot figure of a document if it's content hasn't been modified, like it is possible with TikZ when 'externalize' mode is selected? Each Gnuplot ...
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How to open TeXworks' TeX root pdf result with arara?

Until now I've been using TeXworks to edit my .tex projects. When the project is divided in several subfiles I can use % TeX root=my_main_file.tex directive in order to compile the main file and not ...
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How to Use Arara in TexStudio

I'm trying to use latexindent to clean up my code in TexStudio and I can't get it to work. I've installed latexindent and arara in Tex Live Utility I've added a User Command to TexStudio of: ...
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arara: Running BibTeX FAILURE

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and I use Texlive 2014 which includes the Arara arealdy. I get the error "Running BibTeX FAILURE" when I test Arara. The tex file is as following: % arara: xelatex % arara: ...
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View PDF result when using arara with TexMaker

This is a follow-up on this question. I was able to configure TexMaker correctly to use arara in my documents, but still there is a problem viewing the resultant PDF in the built-in viewer of ...
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How do I find the location of the arara default rules folder

I have been trying out arara. But I can't seem to figure out where to find the $ARARA_HOME/rules folder
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arara - How to see errors and pdf with in Texmaker Windows

How could we check the errors in TexMaker and also generate the PDF automatically? I am unable to do it for the moment. Using the following as comments I followed the installation process correctly ...
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How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows?

Arara is a tool to automate your LaTeX workflow. It comes pre-installed with TeXLive 2012. However, I could not find any reference on how to install it on MikTeX / Windows. In the documentation it ...
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arara keeps asking me to upgrade my Mac Java?

I have been using arara + TeXShop to automate the pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex, until recently, array pops up a window, asking me to upgrade my Mac Java. Then, I did. I clicked "More Info", ...
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arara with indent.yaml works in command line but not in TeXmaker

I am running Windows 7 and a recent (Dec 2014) distribution of TeX Live and a recent version of TeXmaker. When invoking arara myFile.tex in the command line it returns "indent SUCCESS" and when ...
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Add custom extensions and directives to arara

This is a more general version of Adam Liter's question about setting up an arara rule for knitr. The basic question is this: How can I enable support for customised extensions and directives in ...
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arara + Biber: Find .bib files in different folder

I try to tell Biber through arara to search for .bib files in a different Folder, but am not able to succed. This is the code I use % arara: biber { options: "--input_directory=C:/...." } Thanks ...
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How can I optimize the arara (un)zip-program?

I have written zip.yaml - it works as I can see. !config # zip rule for arara # author: cis # version: 0.1 # requires arara 3.0+, zip identifier: zip name: Zip command: <arara> ...
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How can I build an arara rule for running perl scripts

I want to write an arara rule for perl scripts, especially for fancy-preview. (Another test-script: latexcount.) Edit: In the Command-Line perl fancy-preview jobname.tex works! I have installed ...
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Make arara ignore \includeonly command

I'm actually about to write up my dissertation and have split it into chapters that are included into the main document via \include{chapter}. To keep compilation times short while working on it, I ...
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Syntax for arara on texwork with preamble.tex as input file to be used for generating many different documents

I installed arara on windows and it is working properly as noted by running it from cmd shell. Is putting follwing syntax in a "template" preamble that I use as input file to generate multiple ...
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How to open AdobeReader with arara?

... strange question you will think and you are right, but there are some features, that are not shown in the PDF-Viewer from TeXworks, tooltips for example. I tried this rule, which executes an ...
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How can I optimize the arara password program?

I have written the following (runable) arara-program, which creates a password-locked pdf with adjustable prohibited access rights: secure.yaml !config # GhostScript-ps2pdf password-security rule ...
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Arara and latexindent with texmaker [closed]

I am new to latex and I try to auto indent my latex file using arara and latex indent. I use texmaker as IDE. I installed arara exactly as: How to install arara with MiKTeX / Windows? and tested it. ...
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Integration of arara in Texmaker

The documentation of arara has a chapter about IDE integration. However the often used editor Texmaker is missing. The installation of the tool itself is well described in the documentation of arara ...
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How can I use thumbpdf (perltex) with arara?

Good evening, as to my knowledge there is no arara-perltex-rule, so I can not use thumbpdf-package with arara. My background Idea is: using individual thumbnails, like the "yellow thumnail" in the ...
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Integration of arara in Texmaker - follow up

I'm very new using LaTeX and I'm stuck trying to run arara in TeXmaker (MiKTeX). I'm following the post Integration of arara in Texmaker but at the end I get Error : could not start the command ...
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How is automatic indentation done for subfiles with arara and latexindent?

I guess that I have overlooked something, but I can't find a solution to run arara on my subfiles when processing my main file. I would like to autoindent my code but only succeed for the main.tex. I ...
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How can I use arara to get a graphics file?

In a standard TeX Live distribution Ghostscript is, to my knowledge, present; it is hidden, but it is there. Edit: Yes, it is under \Texlive\2013\tlpkg\tlgs So to my question: How can I use ...
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How to write an arara rule for knitr

I've been trying to write a rule for invoking knitr via arara, but I don't seem to know what I'm doing, apparently. The arara manual explains how to define custom rules. To do so, it is necessary to ...
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How to use arara with TeXShop

I try to use arara with TeXShop on my Mac, but I don't understand some steps either javascript, probably because of my english & my programer level. I create first the arara.engine in the ...
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How can I use an ampersand in an arara command line?

I have an arara rule file that needs to construct an URL with parameters (https://gist.github.com/ReichenHack/0dd80e12870366d5f51f), but anytime I pass one of the options, I get the error ...
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Why is TeXnicCenter breaking down with arara for smallest errors?

In the following MWE I put an extra space in front of tikzpicture. When running this with LuaLaTeX, I get 18 errors (not really part of the question, but why is that so sensitive, does matter at all ...
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Sublime 3 with Arara

I would like to use Sublime 3 for my LaTeX work, however I'm having some difficulty getting arara working as part of the build. I have TexLive installed so I have the arara binaries available (used ...
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Using Arara on windows in Texstudio to generate glossaries

I am trying to generate glossaries in my LaTeX document using the article class and am using TeXStudio I used the below code but nothing gets printed \documentclass{article} \usepackage{titlesec} ...
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Forcing tikz externalization to recreate all images using arara

I am using the externalization library of tikz to have most of the pictures compiled only once and just included in later LaTeX runs. Once in a while I would like to redo all the images, for example ...
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Arara rule to delete files with wildcard

How can I define a Arara rule to delete with wildcard? The following should delete all log files in the folder of the LaTeX file. %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex: { synctex: yes } % ...
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How to compile glossaries with arara without Perl?

I don't want to install Perl. I am using arara for building. I make use of the glossaries package. Can I compile my document without the makeglossaries help script (I don't want to install Perl)? I ...
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Is there a default arara rule for ConTeXt?

I'm trying to make a simple Hello, World example for ConTeXt. The file itself works, but I can't manage to instruct arara to compile it with texexec. % arara: context \starttext Hello, World! ...
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Link LaTeX output warnings back to Problems View in Texlipse / arara

I am using arara to compile my latex sources in Eclipse using Texlipse. Is there any way to re-direct the warnings generated into the "Problems View" of Eclipse as it happens when one uses the ...
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How do I write an arara rule to conditionally execute a command

I wanted to write an arara rule that will conditionally execute a command based on the existence of external files. Here's an example rule that I was able to get working: !config # open rule for ...
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arara: problem with spaces in the name of .tex files?

I know that there is a problem with spaces in the name of .bib files. Nonetheless, the following MWE compiles perfectly fine if one does the normal latex -> bibtex -> latex -> latex compilation ...
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Is it possible to write an arara rule that invokes another arara rule?

Is it possible to create an arara rule which possibly invokes other arara rules? I've managed to write an arara rule which conditionally executes a command. !config # open rule for arara # author: ...
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Where do the local arara rules live under windows?

I know they go under ~/.arara under unix platforms, but I tried having them under %USERPROFILE%\.arara, and they are not getting picked up.
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(arara) make rule failure non-fatal

I have a rule that attempts to download the bibliography as part of the build, but I would preferably have the option to have it soft-fail when the download fails, as I probably have a up-to-date copy ...