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

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Invalid arara error when running YAML directive from TeXShop

I'm using arara to play a Waves.mp3 sound file when TeXShop starts, and completes, typesetting my LuaLaTeX project file (~20 minutes), mainly as a gentle alert that the typesetting is complete. The ...
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MacTex Live Utility always asks for force removal of arara and arara.universal-darwin

How to prevent MacTex Live Utility from always asking for forced removal of arara and arara.universal-darwin? This always happens and apparently nothing changes, I tried to search on google but found ...
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TeXstudio arara magic comment is not recognized

Why does the following document % !TeX program = txs:///arara % arara: lualatex: {synctex: on, interaction: nonstopmode, shell: yes} \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} ...
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Error "\runscript.tlu:918: command failed with exit code 1" running arara

When I run even a simple document like this: % arara: pdflatex % arara: pdflatex \documentclass{book} \begin{document} Hello world! \end{document} I got this error: Process started (PID=7924) >>...
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Add support for upmendex in arara

This is not really a question, but more a suggestion to the authors of 'arara'. I tried to find a way to contact Paulo Cereda (the author of 'arara'), but could not find that so quickly on the ...
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Arara doesn't work anymore after package update to v 7.1.1

I am writing Latex code in VSCode with TexLive installed on Windows 10 and I am using Arara. % arara: pdflatex: { shell: yes } %! arara: biber % arara: pdflatex %! arara: pdflatex Everything worked ...
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Java blocking arara

Experiencing what appears to be java blocking arara when typesetting using TeXShop on the following code when run on an M2 Mac with Ventura OS: % arara: lualatex: { synctex: on } % arara: lualatex: { ...
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Cannot run `arara` on TeXworks Linux Mint, two TeX lives present on system [duplicate]

I recently made the switch from Windows 10 to Linux Mint and I am pretty happy so far except arara is not working, it complains Unable to access jarfile when I try and run it through the GUI but arara ...
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How to enable LuaLaTeX arara Dialog boxes on M2 Ventura Mac

I've taken a number of steps to implement LaTeX arara Dialog boxes on a M2 Mac, as described on pages 80-85 in the arara-manual.pdf et al., but something is still missing. The steps taken so far ...
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My arara typesetting code doesn't seem to be working

My arara code for LuaLaTeX typesetting doesn't seem to be working properly, as I need to typeset at least twice, and the glossaries are not being created: This document is incomplete. The external ...
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"arara" shows "java" error: "\runscript.tlu:921: command failed with exit code 1: java.exe -jar"

When I run arara for a LaTeX file, the error is here: C:\texlive\2023\bin\windows\runscript.tlu:921: command failed with exit code 1: java.exe -jar c:\texlive\2023\texmf-dist\scripts\arara\arara.jar ...
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Arara configuration file, create new file extension (file type); ConteXt

This question follows-on from a previous one ...similar but different Arara... I've created a configuration file according to what I understand from the Arara Reference Manual, and I have appended it ...
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New 2023 TeXlive, similar but different arara problem

I had previously posted a question about Arara, with TeXlive 2022 and with specific reference to ConTeXt (see ConTeXt and Arara, failure. That question has been closed due to "lack of clarity&...
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TexStudio with arara; cannot find extractbb

With some help from the prior question TexStudio and arara, I was able to get started with arara inside TexStudio (Yay!). But while running a Xelatex compilation (the 2nd example code in the URL just ...
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Arara continue when launching pdf reader in background

I want to configure arara to launch my PDF reader after compilation. I can do this with the following custom rule: !config identifier: evince name: evince commands: - name: Open in Evince command: &...
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arara Failing on Validating Directory

Problem I am trying to switch over to using arara instead of a very complex makefile. I am running into the a problem where arara is telling me that a directory is invalid and that I need to fix it. ...
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Convert bash shell script call in arara rule from version 4 to version 6

I have the following rule in arara 4 that calls a bash shell and executes a command in this shell: !config identifier: OCbootstrap name: OCbootstrap commands: - <arara> bash -i -c OCbootstrap @{...
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How to write arara rules

It seems the syntax for writing arara rules has changed since I last updated my copy of LaTeX. On my old computer the following rule works as desired: !config # open rule for arara # author: A.Ellett #...
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Indent subfiles with arara (subfiles package)

Can bar.tex file be indented by arara? foo.tex is indented if I use: % arara: indent: { overwrite: yes }, but not bar.tex foo.tex file: % arara: indent: { overwrite: yes, files: [ dir/bar.tex ] } \...
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Use Arara directives to move pdf from build folder to root folder

I am trying to have all auxilliary files created in a "_build" subdirectory, but automatically move the created PDF back to the same directory as the .tex. In other words, I want the .tex ...
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arara fails on biber, but standalone biber doesn't fail [duplicate]

I have a LaTeX file ThesisFinal.tex that I compile with arara. The file starts with the following lines: % arara: clean: { extensions: [aux, bbl, bcf, blg, glg, glo, gls, idx, ilg, ind, ist, log, out, ...
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Could arara detect the file size?

I have a large book with many chapters, lots figures and tikz pictures and some of them have really large file sizes (over 100MB). I utilize https://docs.google.com/viewer?url= to get the chapters ...
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Arara crashes after update

After updating arara, I have a problem when I run it: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Test \end{document} C:\Users\Name\Documents\arara test.tex Give me: __ _ _ __ ...
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How to use arara with a makeindex style file to add capital letters to index

I would like to augment my LaTeX index with a capital letter to distinguish each letter category. For example; A ample axe B block buy and so on. I've created a makeindex style file, MyLatex.ist, ...
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arara to proceed check content **during** compilation?

My question How can I replace strings in my code during compilation. Context So far I use arara like "magic" lines at the beginning of my code to call latexindent % arara: pdflatex: { shell: ...
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My old rule does not work anymore with the latest version of arara

I have a rule which worked with the previous version of arara: !config # Open the every <filename>.<format> that can be opened # The default for <filename> is the current file. # The ...
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Arara crashes in TeX Live 2021

I found an issue with ararain TeX Live 2021. %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} asdad \end{document} Arara has been configured in TeXWorks as ...
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Problems with multibib and natbib with \defcitealias

I have a problem getting two seperate bibliographies from a main .bib file. The other problem is the issue with the \defcitealias described here. I tried to reproduce the example in the link, but it ...
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Glossaries from memoir manual in overleaf and arara

I am reading the memoir manual and I am having problems with section 17.3 about glossaries. I have this MWE that I call it example.tex \documentclass{memoir} \makeindex \makeglossary[acro] \begin{...
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arara root file (compile the main file)

The arara manual on page 21 bottom The directive context also features another special parameter named files which expects a non-empty list of file names as plain string values. For each element of ...
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Arara Error: Unable to access jarfile

I am trying to compile a LaTeX document using arara on the command line, but I get a Error: Unable to access jarfile notification.This happens even when I do only arara -V for the version. Strangely ...
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Using arara on bibtex in a subdirectory

I want to use arara to automatically create bibfiles. However, I'm having some trouble. My folder sutrcture is as follows: dissertation.tex chapter1/chapter1.tex chapter1/chapter1.bib chapter2/...
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Docker XeLaTeX arara no error msg

When I compile my LaTeX Document locally with arara it works! But when I put it into Docker (Fedora) I only get this Emergeny-stop: This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.999991 (TeX Live 2019) (...
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concitional compilation of bib2gls with arara

I'm working on a large project (3 volumes of about 500 pages each), and I'm using bib2gls to manage my glossaries. In order to save compilation time I started using arara with conditionals like in How ...
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[arara]: Reuse compiled preamble with pdflatex and mylatexformat.ltx

When running pdflatex more than once successively, is it possible to: • Compile your preamble packages • Snapshot this moment in compilation • Continue running through the rest of the pdflatex ...
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[arara]: subdirectories and `% arara --preamble <araraCommandFilename> <texFilename>` option

Background: All of my subsection .tex files are saved in subdirectories. The top-level parent file is able to call them, and the subsection .tex files are able to run standalone without it. I path the ...
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[arara]: clean option does not remove .xml file extensions

The clean option of arara removes all extensions except for .xml files when .xml is listed in the extensions options: % arara: clean : { extensions: [aux,bbl,bcf,blg,glg,glo,gls,idx,ilg,ind,ist,log,...
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sagetex/arara: SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \UXXXXXXXX escape

Following up this answer, I have the following error in the arara's log file SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \UXXXXXXXX escape when ...
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arara: XeLaTeX engine FAILURE after changing file to reference

I changed file to reference in my xelatx.yaml: !config identifier: xelatex name: XeLaTeX authors: - Paulo commands: - name: XeLaTeX engine command: > @{ if (isEmpty(directory)) { ...
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How can I configure TeXstudio to use Arara automatically?

How can I convince TeXstudio to use Arara automatically? I have the followings lines at the top of my LaTeX file: %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex: {shell: yes} when I hit F5 resp. the &...
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Arara rule for gnuplot in Texstudio on Windows 10

I run gnuplot with a user command pdflatex --shell-escape %.tex perfectly. Is there any rule for arara to automate this process to be used, instead of running arara then user defined then arara ...
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Where can I find a copy of the arara rule file 'authorindex.yaml' for 'authorindex'?

I am new to LaTeX. When I try to typeset my TeX file using Arara to run the 'authorindex' package, e.g. (*): % arara: authorindex I get the following message: "I could not find a rule named '...
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arara: Comment a group of arara lines/commands

How can I comment out a set of arara commands/lines instead of doing it manually by prepending ! to the word arara? % arara: lualatex: { options: [ '-synctex=1', % arara: --> '-shell-escape','-...
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Automatically Typeset two Versions of a Document - Update needed for Arara 5.0

With version 4 of arara, I was able to typeset two versions of a document nicely by inputting different files with different definitions according to arara rules. Unfortunately, this has stopped ...
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Impossible to install pythontex... pythontex command always unavailable

I installed the pythontex package in my texmf directory, but still the command pythontex is not found when i write it in a terminal... And when i compile, \printpythontex returns ?? PythonTeX ?? ...
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Error in arara: unresolvable property or identifier: file

Disclaimer: Since arara 5.1 is now live on TeX Live and we have some significant changes in the rule format, I am antecipating the inevitable and asking the question myself. Hope it helps! :) So I ...
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How to make Pythontex work with arara on Vim Latex-Suite?

I'm trying to use Pythontex on Vim Latex-suite, compiling with arara 3. I've tried the method that Uwe Ziegenhagen proposed here : Arara rule for Pythontex I put exactly the same pythontex.yaml ...
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Calling biber --tool using arara: trouble with commented @ symbol within .tex file?

Background: I'm using Mendeley to create my .bib file and prefer to run biber --tool using a certain ruleset to clean up that file and retag some things. Calling arara -v mwe.tex with mwe.tex ...
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arara: How to conditionally compile the document if changes took place to any file in a subdirectory?

Suppose I have some *.tex files in a subdirectory named SourceFiles, how can I make arara compile the document if and only if there are changes to any tex file in this subdirectory? I tried % arara:...
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arara/latexmk: How to pass more options of latexmk engine to arara?

In the manual of arara, there are only two options for latexmk: clean and engine. However, as similarly done before in this answer and this one, I need to figure out to pass more options of the ...
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