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The score2eps program is a PERL script for converting SCORE binary (.MUS, .PAG), ASCII (.pmx, .txt, etc), or ScoreXML files into Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file using SCORE version 4 for MS-DOS running with dosemu in linux.


Option Name    Description
-d Run in debug mode: the SCORE editor will be displayed while the printing process is running. This is useful to identify problems in the printing process, such as interacting with warning messages in SCORE for large pages. more info.
-l # Limit the maximum lines in a PMX file (does not check binary SCORE files). The default maximum is 1150 lines. If a file contains too many objects which exceeds the display vectors in the SCORE editor, a warning message will appear in the editor which cannot be handled by automated processing (but can be manually dealt with using the -d option). ASCII page files larger than this size will be skipped and a warning message printed so that large page printing can be monitored using the -d option. more info.
-m filename Write the SCORE macro file used to print the pages, but exit before running the macro file. A filename for writing the macrofile is required for this option. more info.
-r Replace any EPS files which already esist. (see also the -s option) more info.
-s Skip any existing EPS files. By default the program will exit with an error if it finds any pre-existing EPS files which it is asked to overwrite. (see also the -r option) more info.
-w dir Set the working directory if not the current working directory. more info.


Input data

Input data files can be of three forms (1) binary SCORE data files which usually end in .mus or .pag, (2) ASCII SCORE macro files describing one page of music, and (3) ScoreXML files which end in .xml or .sxml. Any file which does not end in .mus, .pag, or .*xml* is assumed to be type (2). Data files of these three types can be interleaved in the command-line arguments for score2eps:

   score2eps file1.mus file2.pmx file3.sxml file4.pmx

The result will be at least three EPS files which match the input file(s) basename with an .eps ending:

             file1.eps file2.eps            file4.eps

ScoreXML files can contain multiple pages. Each page output will be stored in a separate .eps file based on the filename base found in the <name> sub-element of the <fileHead> element which proceeds the SCORE data.

Standard input can be used with ScoreXML data files. If standard input is used, then any other data files given as command-line arguments will be ignored.

  cat data.sxml | score2eps

Handling existing EPS files

There are three methods of handing the EPS files which already exist before score2eps processes the input files. By default the score2eps program will exit with an error if it is asked to overwrite any pre-existing EPS files. If the -r option is given, then any pre-existing EPS files will be replaced with a new EPS file. Alternatively, the -s option can be used to skip over any EPS file which already exists.