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The main LyX configuration file is ~/.lyx/preferences.

Some notes with respect to the CONVERTER section - Variables

  • $$i: input file of converter
  • $$o: output file of converter
  • $$p: path to (temp.) directory which is used for conversion
  • $$b: file name without extension (as basename)
  • $$r: path to directory where the original LyX file is located
  • $$s: path to system directory of LyX, e.g. /usr/local/bin/lyx
  • $$e: used encoding
  1. Flags
  • latex:
  • xml:
  • originaldir: seems to be unsupported since version 2.x
  • needaux: converter needs the .aux file
  • resultdir=<dir>: converter puts all files in <dir>>. Using resultdir is same as resultdir=$$Basename.1)
  • resultfile=<file>: name of main file in result directory, e.g. index.html
  • parselog:


  1. If EPS images are not shown this might be caused by the security policy of ImageMagick. To solve this problem you must change file /etc/ImageMagick-6/policy.xml according to Debian wiki. For example add/change:
      <policy domain="coder" rights="read|write" pattern="PS" />
      <policy domain="coder" rights="read|write" pattern="PS2" />
      <policy domain="coder" rights="read|write" pattern="PS3" />
      <policy domain="coder" rights="read|write" pattern="EPS" />
      <policy domain="coder" rights="read|write" pattern="PDF" />
      <policy domain="coder" rights="read|write" pattern="XPS" />
Note: When exporting, the whole directory will be moved from the temporary directory to the target directory.
publishing/lyx.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/20 22:16 by Ralf H.