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       LyX - A Document Processor


       lyx [ command-line switches ] [ name[.lyx] ... ]


       LyX is too complex to be described completely in the "man" page format.
       If your  system  is  properly  configured,  you  can  access  the  full
       documentation within LyX under the Help menu.

       LyX  is  a document preparation system. It excels at letting you create
       complex   technical   and   scientific   articles   with   mathematics,
       cross-references,  bibliographies,  indices,  etc.  It  is very good at
       documents of any length in which the  usual  processing  abilities  are
       required:  automatic  sectioning  and pagination, spellchecking, and so
       forth. It can also be used to  write  a  letter  to  your  mom,  though
       granted,  there are probably simpler programs available for that. It is
       definitely  not  the  best  tool  for  creating  banners,  flyers,   or
       advertisements,  though  with  some  effort all these can be done, too.
       Some examples of what it is used for: memos, letters, dissertations and
       theses,  lecture  notes,  seminar  notebooks,  conference  proceedings,
       software  documentation,  books   (on   PostgreSQL,   remote   sensing,
       cryptology,  fictional  novels,  poetry,  and even a children's book or
       two), articles in refereed scientific journals, scripts for  plays  and
       movies, business proposals... you get the idea.

       Currently,  LyX  uses  the  Qt4  library  as  a toolkit. LyX should run
       everywhere, where this  library  runs.   This  is  on  all  major  Unix
       platforms  as  well  as  Windows and Mac OS X (which actually is a unix


       LyX supports the following command-line switches.

       -help summarizes LyX usage

             provides version information on the build of LyX.

       -sysdir directory
             sets system directory. Normally not needed.

       -userdir directory
             sets user directory. Needed if you want to use LyX with different
             lyxrc settings.

       -geometry WxH+X+Y
             set geometry of the main window.

       -dbg feature[,feature...]
             where  feature  is  a  name or number.  Use "lyx -dbg" to see the
             list of available debug features.

        -x [--execute] command
             where command is a lyx command.

        -e [--export] fmt
             where  fmt  is  the   export   format   of   choice.    Look   on
             Tools->Preferences->File  formats->Format  to  get  an idea which
             parameters should be passed.  Note that the order of  -e  and  -x
             switches matters.

        -i [--import] fmt
             where fmt is the import format of choice and is the file
             to be imported.

        -f [--force-overwrite] what
             where what is is either "all", "main" or "none".   Specify  "all"
             to  allow  overwriting all files during a batch export, "main" to
             allow overwriting the main  file  only,  or  "none"  to  disallow
             overwriting  any  file.  When this switch is followed by anything
             else other than "all", "main" or "none", the behavior  is  as  if
             "all" was specified, but what follows is left on the command line
             for further processing.

        -n [--no-remote]
             open documents passed as arguments in a  new  instance,  even  if
             another instance of LyX is already running.

        -r [--remote]
             by  using  the lyxpipe, ask an already running instance of LyX to
             open the documents passed as arguments  and  then  exit.  If  the
             lyxpipe  is  not  set  up  or  is  not working, a new instance is
             created and execution continues normally.

             causes LyX to run  the  given  commands  without  opening  a  GUI
             window.  Thus, something like:
                 lyx -batch -x "buffer-print printer default dvips" myfile.lyx
             will  cause LyX to print myfile.lyx to the default printer, using
             dvips and the default print settings (which, of course,  have  to
             have been configured already).


              can be used to specify which system directory to use.

       The   system   directory  is  determined  by  searching  for  the  file
       "chkconfig.ltx". Directories are searched in this order:
       1) -sysdir command line parameter
       2) LYX_DIR_20x environment variable
       3) Maybe <path of binary>/TOP_SRCDIR/lib
       4) <path of binary>/../share/<name of binary>/
       5) hardcoded lyx_dir (at build time: /usr/share/lyx)

              can be used to specify which user directory to use.

       The user directory is, in order of precedence:
       1) -userdir command line parameter
       2) LYX_USERDIR_20x environment variable
       3) $HOME/.<name of binary> if no explicit setting is made

              can be used to tell LyX where to look for  the  translations  of
              its GUI strings in other languages.

              can  be  used to change the default behavior when exporting from
              command line.

       By default, LyX overwrites the main file when  exporting  from  command
       line  but  not  the  ancillary  files.  This behavior can be changed by
       setting this environment variable, which relieves the need of using the
       -f  switch.   Allowed  values  are either "all", "main" or "none", with
       same meaning as for the -f switch.


       ~/.lyx/preferences      Personal configuration file
       ~/.lyx/lyxrc.defaults   Personal autodetected configuration file
       LIBDIR/lyxrc.dist  System wide configuration file
       LIBDIR/  Updates LyX if config has changed
       LIBDIR/bind/      Keybindings
       LIBDIR/clipart/   Clipart pictures
       LIBDIR/doc/       Documentation in LyX format.
       LIBDIR/examples/  Example documents
       LIBDIR/images/    Images used as icons or in popups
       LIBDIR/kbd/       Keyboard mappings
       LIBDIR/layouts/   Layout descriptions
       LIBDIR/templates/ Templates for documents
       LIBDIR/tex/       Extra TeX files

       LIBDIR is the system directory. This was at build time /usr/share/lyx.


       tex2lyx(1), latex(1).

       Full documentation in either native LyX or postscript format.


       There are still some bugs in LyX. To report one, read if  possible  the
       Introduction  found  under  the  Help menu in LyX. You'll find detailed
       info on submitting bug reports  there.  If  you  can't  do  that,  send
       details  to the LyX Developers mailing list, or
       use the LyX bug tracker at  Don't  forget  to
       mention which version you are having problems with!

       LaTeX  import  is  still not perfect and may produce buggy *.lyx files.
       Consult the tex2lyx documentation.


       LyX is Copyright (C) 1995 by Matthias Ettrich, 1995-2010 LyX Team