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       dblatex - convert DocBook to LaTeX, DVI, PostScript, and PDF


       dblatex [options] {file | -}


       This manual page briefly documents the dblatex command. For more details read the PDF
       manual; see below.

       dblatex is a program that transforms your SGML/XML DocBook documents to DVI, PostScript or
       PDF by translating them into pure LaTeX as a first process.  MathML 2.0 markups are
       supported, too.  It started as a clone of DB2LaTeX.


       A summary of options is included below.  For a complete description, see the PDF manual.

       -h, --help
           Show a help message and exit.

       -b backend, --backend=backend
           Backend driver to use: pdftex (default), dvips, or xetex.

       -B, --no-batch
           All the tex output is printed.

       -c config, -S config, --config=config
           Configuration file. A configuration file can be used to group all the options and
           customizations to apply.

       -d, --debug
           Debug mode: Keep the temporary directory in which dblatex actually works.

       -D, --dump
           Dump the error stack when an error occurs (debug purpose).

       -e indexstyle, --indexstyle indexstyle
           Index style file to pass to makeindex instead of the dblatex default index style.

       -f figure_format, --fig-format=figure_format
           Input figure format: fig, eps. Used when not deduced from figure file extension.

       -F input_format, --input-format=input_format
           Input file format: sgml, xml (default).

       -i texinputs, --texinputs texinputs
           Path added to TEXINPUTS

       -I figure_path, --fig-path=figure_path
           Additional lookup path of the figures.

       -l bst_path, --bst-path=bst_path
           Additional lookup path of the BibTeX styles.

       -L bib_path, --bib-path=bib_path
           Additional lookup path of the BibTeX databases.

       -m xslt, --xslt=xslt
           XSLT engine to use. The available engines are: xsltproc (default), 4xslt, saxon.

       -o output, --output=output
           Output filename. When not specified, the input filename is used, with the suffix of
           the output format. The option is ignored if several books are chunked from a set. In
           this case the -O option is applied instead.

       -O output_dir, --output-dir=output_dir
           Output directory of the books built from a set. When not specified, the current
           working directory is used instead. The option is ignored if a single document is
           outputed, and the -o is taken into account.

       -p xsl_user, --xsl-user=xsl_user
           An XSL user stylesheet to use. Several user stylesheets can be specified, but the
           option order is meaningful: a user stylesheet takes precedence over previously defined
           user stylesheets.

       -P param=value, --param=param=value
           Set an XSL parameter from command line.

       -q, --quiet
           Less verbose, showing only TeX output messages and error messages.

       -r [plugin:]script, --texpost=[plugin:]script
           Script called at the very end of the tex compilation. Its role is to modify the tex
           file or one of the compilation files before the last round. The script can be a python
           plugin. In this case add the prefix term 'plugin:'.

       -s latex_style, --texstyle=latex_style
           Latex style to apply. It can be a package name, or directly a latex package path. A
           package name must be without a directory path and without the '.sty' extension. On the
           contrary, a full latex package path can contain a directory path, but must ends with
           the '.sty' extension.

       -t format, --type=format
           Output format. Available formats: tex, dvi, ps, pdf (default).

           DVI output. Equivalent to -tdvi.

           PDF output. Equivalent to -tpdf.

           PostScript output. Equivalent to -tps.

       -T style, --style=style
           Output style, predefined are: db2latex, simple, native (default).

       -v, --version
           Display the dblatex version.

       -V, --verbose
           Verbose mode, showing the running commands

       -x xslt_options, --xslt-opts=xslt_options
           Arguments directly passed to the XSLT engine

       -X, --no-external
           Disable the external text file support. This support is needed for callouts on
           external files referenced by textdata or imagedata, but it can be disabled if the
           document does not contain such callouts. Disabling this support can improve the
           processing performance for big documents.


           User configuration directory.

           System-wide configuration directory.

       The predefined output styles are located in the installed package directory.


           Extra configuration directories that may contain some dblatex configuration files.


       To produce myfile.pdf from myfile.xml:

           dblatex myfile.xml

       To set some XSL parameters from the command line:

           dblatex -P latex.babel.language=de myfile.xml

       To use your XSL stylesheet:

           dblatex -p myconfig.xsl myfile.xml

       To use the db2latex output style:

           dblatex -T db2latex myfile.xml

       To apply your own latex style:

           dblatex -s mystyle myfile.xml
           dblatex -s /path/to/mystyle.sty myfile.xml

       To pass extra arguments to the XSLT engine:

           dblatex -x "--path /path/to/load/entity" myfile.xml

       To use dblatex and profiling:

           xsltproc --param profile.attribute "'output'" \
                    --param profile.value "'pdf'" \
                    /path/to/profiling/profile.xsl \
                    myfile.xml | dblatex -o myfile.pdf -

       To build a set of books:

           dblatex -O /path/to/chunk/dir myfile.xml


       The program is documented fully by "DocBook to LaTeX Publishing - User Manual" available
       in the package's documentation directory.


       Benoit Guillon
           Upstream maintainer

       Andreas Hoenen <>
           Debian maintainer


       Copyright © 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Andreas

       This manual page was written for the Debian(TM) system (but it may be used by others).

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free
       Software Foundation.

       On Debian(TM) systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in

dblatex 0.3.10                            March 6, 2015                                DBLATEX(1)