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Questions tagged [arara]

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

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Arara reports an error when encountering the method `writeToFile`

Consider the following LaTeX document that starts with an Arara script consisting of a single directive that is spread across 5 lines. % arara: halt if % arara: --> exists(toFile('arara.file.temp')...
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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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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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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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arara: load a local batch script or transform the batch script to an own rule

My question is similar to the one here, however it has a little different focus. I am working under Windows using MikTeX 2.9. I do have several latex projects which are part of a tool documentation. ...
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Can arara rules be accessed from a portable source?

Sort of a continuation of this question: Where do the local arara rules live under windows?... I use LaTeX on just about every computer I use, and since I am constantly bouncing between work and ...
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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> @{unzip}@{...
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Pass “output-driver” option to XeLaTeX from Arara

I am trying to pass a couple of options to xelatex from an Arara build-line: % arara: xelatex: { shell: true, synctex: true, options: --output-driver="xdvipdfmx -q -E -V 7" } But when running arara ...
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Problem with arara in verbose mode

I'm using TeXLive 2016 and java 1.8.0.111 on Windows 7 Home Premium. Suppose I'm using arara with the verbose option, as in: arara -v file.tex If file.tex contains an error, I get a prompt ? where ...
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How to install and use arara package?

I am interested in using "arara" package. According to it's manual my below code should run without any error: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Hello world. \end{document} ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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Does Arara have variables?

Does Arara scripts have variables that can be used to communicate state from one line to another down the road? For example, I'd like to be able to do something like this. % arara: isBibChanged = ...
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arara skripting to convert svg to pdf through inkscape?

I read about the arara cli and some scripting capabilities and im wondering if its possible to make arara use inkscape to convert svg to pdf before includeing them with \includegraphics. A frend ...
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Batch commands with arara

The following Linux command executes the program <program name> on all tex files in the current directory and subdirectories. find . -name '*.tex' -exec `<program name>` -w $1 -- {} \; ...
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Setup arara with xindy

How do I set up arara to work with xindy? I tried using xindy.yaml from https://github.com/cereda/arara/blob/master/rules/xindy.yaml as the TeXLive 2017 distribution does not come with xindy.yaml. ...
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Arara Error BibMacro

I am using arara (on ubuntu 16, TeXLive, TeXWorks), in which I run biblatex (backfalling onto bibtex). In Windows, the same document compiled without error, so I assume it's arara's fault. The error I ...
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“latexmk: The Windows command script is not registered.”

I usually use arara on Mac to compile a document with the % arara: pdflatexmk rule. Normally, this works fine. I am now working on Windows (Miktex 2.9), and now arara gives me an error, saying: ...
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Process with arara do not generate PDF file & .aux &

I don't know why, but after installing JDK, arara seems to work truly. But it doesn't generate any file. (Like PDF) this massage show: What should I do? % ‎arara‎: ‎pdflatex \documentclass{article} ...
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Pandoc LaTeX to epub with glossaries, pagenotes, indexs with links, and other features

I have a LaTeX document that has to be compiled several times to include all the toc, references, glossaries, pagenotes, general index, and author index with links to the locations in the book. I can ...
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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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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 TexMaker....
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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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How to add a directive-context method to Arara?

How can I add directive-context methods to Arara? Specifically, I'd like to add a method similar to the built-in, rule-context method writeToFile(String reference, String text, boolean append), ...
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Using Arara with a folder structure

To keep things short here is my folder structure of my project: Main.tex -> Subfolder1 %(images) -> Subfolder 1.1 %(pgfplots) pgfplot_standalone.tex %(Standalone_class) ...
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Arara Automation Tool script not found

I recently installed the tool Arara via Miktex and integrate it in Kile. When using the command it should just use pdflatex to compile the main file. However, I receive the error: ***** ***** ...
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automatically refresh pdf preview when compiling texmaker with arara

I am using texmaker and I am compiling using arara. I need to set the pdf preview of the texmaker to refresh automatically and set the cursor on the same position of the code. This is my arara ...
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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 ...