Provided by: texlive-binaries_2022.20220321.62855-4_amd64 bug


       luatex, dviluatex, luahbtex, luajittex, texlua, texluac - An extended version of TeX using
       Lua as an embedded scripting language


       luatex [--lua=FILE] [OPTION]...  [TEXNAME[.tex]] [COMMANDS]
       luatex [--lua=FILE] [OPTION]...  \FIRST-LINE
       luatex [--lua=FILE] [OPTION]...  &FMT [ARGS]


       Run the luaTeX  typesetter  on  TEXNAME,  usually  creating  TEXNAME.pdf.   Any  remaining
       COMMANDS are processed as luaTeX input, after TEXNAME is read.

       Alternatively,  if  the  first  non-option argument begins with a backslash, interpret all
       non-option arguments as a line of luaTeX input.

       Alternatively, if the first non-option argument begins with a &, the next word is taken as
       the FMT to read, overriding all else. Any remaining arguments are processed as above.

       If no arguments or options are specified, prompt for input.

       If  called  as texlua it acts as a Lua interpreter.  If called as texluac it acts as a Lua
       bytecode compiler.

       LuaTeX began as an extended version of pdfTeX with  Unicode  and  OpenType  font  support,
       embedded  Lua scripting language, the e-TeX and Omega extensions, as well as an integrated
       MetaPost engine, that can create PDF files as well as DVI  files.   For  more  information
       about  luatex,  see;  and  you can read the LuaTeX manual using the
       texdoc utility (texdoc luatex).

       All LuaTeX text input and output is  considered  to  be  Unicode  text,  although  various
       filters make it possible to support any encoding.

       In DVI mode, LuaTeX can be used as a complete replacement for the TeX engine.

       In  PDF  mode,  LuaTeX  can natively handle the PDF, JPG, JBIG2, and PNG graphics formats.
       LuaTeX cannot include PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)  graphics  files;  first
       convert them to PDF using epstopdf (1).

       The luajittex variant includes the Lua just-in-time compiler.

       The  luahbtex  variant  can use the HarfBuzz engine for glyph shaping, instead of LuaTeX's
       built-in shaper.


       When the LuaTeX executable starts, it looks for the --lua command-line option.   If  there
       is no --lua option, the command line is interpreted in a similar fashion as in traditional
       pdfTeX and Aleph. But if the option is present, LuaTeX will enter an alternative  mode  of
       command-line  parsing  in comparison to the standard web2c programs. The presence of --lua
       makes most of other options unreliable, because the lua initialization  file  can  disable
       kpathsea and/or hook functions into various callbacks.

              The lua initialization file.

       The following two options alter the executable behaviour:

              Start  LuaTeX  as  a Lua interpreter. In this mode, it will set Lua's arg[0] to the
              found script name, pushing preceding options in negative values and the rest of the
              command  line  in  the  positive values, just like the Lua interpreter. LuaTeX will
              exit immediately after executing the specified Lua script.

              Start LuaTeX as a Lua byte compiler. In this mode, LuaTeX is exactly like luac from
              the  standalone  Lua  distribution, except that it does not have the -l switch, and
              that it accepts (but ignores) the --luaconly switch.

       Then the regular web2c options:

              Debug format loading.

              Sets \pdfdraftmode so luaTeX doesn't write a PDF  and  doesn't  read  any  included
              images, thus speeding up execution.

              Synonym for --shell-escape.

              Synonym for --no-shell-escape.

              Enable  the \write18{command} construct, and Lua functions os.execute(), os.exec(),
              os.spawn(), and io.popen().  The command can be any shell command.  This  construct
              is normally disallowed for security reasons.

              Disable  the \write18{command} construct and the other Lua functions, even if it is
              enabled in the texmf.cnf file.

              Enable restricted version of \write18,  os.execute(),  os.exec(),  os.spawn(),  and
              io.popen(), only commands listed in texmf.cnf file are allowed.

              Print  error  messages in the form file:line:error which is similar to the way many
              compilers format them.

              Disable printing error messages in the file:line:error style.

              Use FORMAT as the name of the format to be used,  instead  of  the  name  by  which
              luaTeX was called or a %& line.

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --ini  Start  in  INI  mode,  which is used to dump formats.  The INI mode can be used for
              typesetting, but no format is preloaded, and  basic  initializations  like  setting
              catcodes may be required.

              Sets  the  interaction  mode.   The  MODE  can  be  either  batchmode, nonstopmode,
              scrollmode, and errorstopmode.  The meaning of these modes is the same as  that  of
              the corresponding \commands.

              Use NAME for the job name, instead of deriving it from the name of the input file.

              Sets  path  searching  debugging  flags according to the BITMASK.  See the Kpathsea
              manual for details.

              Enable mktexFMT generation, where FMT must be either tex or tfm.

              Disable the luasocket (network) library.

              In DVI mode, use STRING for the DVI file comment instead of the date.  This  option
              is ignored inPDF mode.

              Write  output  files  in DIRECTORY instead of the current directory.  Look up input
              files in DIRECTORY first, then along the normal search path.

              Set the output format mode, where FORMAT must be either  pdf  or  dvi.   This  also
              influences the set of graphics formats understood by luaTeX.

              Pretend to be program NAME (only for kpathsea).

              Enable  the  filename  recorder.  This leaves a trace of the files opened for input
              and output in a file with extension .fls.

              Disable some Lua commands that can easily be abused by a malicious document.

              Enable/disable SyncTeX extension.

              Print version information and exit.

              Print credits and version details.

       The following options are ignored:

       --8bit, --etex, --parse-first-line, --no-parse-first-line
              These are always on.

       --default-translate-file=TCXNAME, --translate-file=TCXNAME
              These are always off.


       pdftex(1), etex(1), aleph(1), lua(1).


       The primary authors of LuaTeX are Taco Hoekwater, Hartmut Henkel, Hans  Hagen,  and  Luigi
       Scarso, with help from Martin Schröder, Karel Skoupy, and Han The Thanh.

       TeX  was  designed  by Donald E. Knuth, who implemented it using his Web system for Pascal
       programs.  It was ported to Unix at Stanford by Howard Trickey, and at  Cornell  by  Pavel
       Curtis.   The  version now offered with the Unix TeX distribution is that generated by the
       Web to C system (web2c), originally written by Tomas Rokicki and Tim Morgan.

       The LuaTeX home page is