3.5 Filename extensions

You can use any filename extension for the input file, but if you do not use the recommended extension for a particular format you may need to manually specify the output format; for details, see Invoking lilypond-book. Otherwise, lilypond-book automatically selects the output format based on the input filename’s extension.

extension

output format

.html

HTML

.htmly

HTML

.itely

Texinfo

.latex

LaTeX

.lytex

LaTeX

.lyxml

DocBook

.tely

Texinfo

.tex

LaTeX

.texi

Texinfo

.texinfo

Texinfo

.xml

HTML

If you use the same filename extension for the input file than the extension lilypond-book uses for the output file, and if the input file is in the same directory as lilypond-book working directory, you must use ‘--output’ option to make lilypond-book running, otherwise it will exit with an error message like “Output would overwrite input file”.


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About automatic language selection.

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