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The PreTeXt Guide

Subsection 5.2.8 Getting help

In addition to checking pretext --help, pretext build --help, pretext generate --help, etc, you have a few options when you run into trouble. If you are getting errors that don’t make sense, even after trying follow the suggestion of the error messages, look at the file “cli.log”, which includes even debug-level log messages. You can also run the CLI using this higher level of verbosity using the -v debug option, which must go right after pretext command, before the subcommands (build, generates, etc.). That is, enter the following for example,
$ pretext -v debug build web
You can also ask for help on the google support group 5 . When you post there, please run pretext support from inside your project’s folder and copy the output into your help request.