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

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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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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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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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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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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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Setting latexmk or arara on Windows 7 and MikTeX to be used with TeXworks [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7, MikTeX and TeXworks. I would like to set up either latexmk or arara to achieve xelatex processing continuous preview of pdf removal of intermediate file. Kindly explain ...
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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 ...
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Problem: found character @'@' that cannot start any token

I'm trying to create an arara rule that will download my bibliography from zotero using its embedded server. The URL works, that's not the issue, but arara claims the file has a syntax issue. The ...
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Using arara to compile powerdot twice

I want to compile my powerdot presentation twice -- once with, once without notes. I am trying to achieve this using arara with something like: % arara: latex { set \powerdotmode=slides here } % ...
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arara: show warnings only in the last compilation step

I use this function to compile my latex documents in gVim with arara: function! CompileTex() silent write! call setqflist([]) echon "compiling with arara ..." exec "lcd %:h" ...
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TEXINPUTS and arara and/or TeXworks

I was wondering how I could use TEXINPUTS combined with either arara or TeXworks. To understand my point, I just received an answer on the thread `How to run LaTeX and lilypond-book in one command?', ...
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arara: between silent and verbose mode

Consider the following files myfile.tex % arara: myrule: {items: [lions, zebras]} \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello world \end{document} myrule.yaml !config # # Sample usage # % ...
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Arara rule for log file scraping

Is there a script or arara rule that does log file scraping for messages about bad boxes, warnings, and obvious rerun messages and outputs this to stdout? It doesn't need to be perfect. I am looking ...
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How do I pass the index style file to makeindex using arara?

I am running arara like this: % arara: makeindex: { options: -s "%tm.ist" -t "%tm.glg" -o "%tm.gls" "tm.glo" } to produce glossaries with the package gloassaries. I took this options from my IDE ...
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What is the most elegant way to provide a cross-platform project with automated compilation routine?

There are many different ways to automate the compilation of a LaTeX project. I would like to start a discussion, what would be the most flexible and elegant and omnipotent way to provide a project ...
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asymptote giving me an error: could not load module 'example_01'

On page 3 of Dario Teixeira's Asymptote and LaTeX, the following simple example is provided: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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How do I combine the vc-bundle, Arara, and Sublime Text 2's build methods?

Note: This question is about getting Arara and the vc-bundle to work with a Sublime Text 2 build method. I write my papers with Sublime Text 2, and I use Git for version control. I use the vc-bundle ...
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How can I save auxiliary-files into an other folder with arara?

I tried to do the following: % arara: lualatex: {options: -output-directory=.\output\ -aux-directory=.\auxiliary} I did not succeed. I also tried starting the command with -- as well as absolute ...
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Setting environment variable with arara

I wanted to set my TEXINPUTS environment variable from with an arara rule/directive. For example my texinputs.yaml rule is !config identifier: texinputs name: texinputs command: export ...
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Printing Glossaries in amsart using TexStudio

I am trying to make a glossary in an amsart document using TeXstudio but the glossary will not print. I've downloaded xindy, arara, and perl and have tried to use all of them, but to no avail. Any ...
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How to set a new clean arara rule that circumvents Dropbox interference in Windows?

arara is a cool tool for LaTeX automation, it works by setting your directives (i.e., a code line in tex document) to tell arara what to run next in a specific order that best suits your LaTeX ...
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Is it possible to write an arara rule which uses a bash script?

I've written a shell script to convert some of my files to different formats for use in my LaTeX files. Is it possible to write an arara rule which can use my shell scripts? EDIT I should note: ...
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arara: problem with animate.yaml

I wanted to automate conversion from pdf to animated gif with animate rule provided by cmhughes in answer to plotting the sequence x_n using tikz. I'm using arara+texworks+miktex on windows. I also ...
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arara: fallback directive if no directives specified

Question Is it possible to tell arara to use a default directive when no directive is specified in the file, e.g. to run pdflatex twice? Background I often get LaTeX-files from other people, and ...
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arara: toggle identifier in the rule

I'm working on an arara rule that makes use of the items identifier % arara: myrule: {items: [lions, zebras]} \documentclass{article} \begin{document} hello world \end{document} The rule, ...