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pandoc-crossref is a pandoc filter for numbering figures, equations, tables and cross-references to them.
This package tries to use LaTeX labels and references if output type is
LaTeX. It also tries to supplement rudimentary LaTeX configuration that
should mimic metadata configuration by setting
The easiest option to get pandoc-crossref on Windows, macOS, or Linux, is to download pre-built executables available at the releases page. Bear in mind that those are a product of automated build scripts, and as such, provided as-is, with zero guarantees. Feel free to open issues if those don't work though, I'll try to do what I can.
WARNING: When using pre-built executables, make sure that your pandoc version matches the version pandoc-crossref was built against, otherwise weird stuff will likely happen. Feel free to open issues if there's a new version of pandoc available, for which there are no pandoc-crossref builds.
NOTE: Linux and MacOS binaries are packed with
upx. If you don't like the overhead, and don't mind 40-megabyte binaries, you can unpack those manually with
upx -d pandoc-crossref. Also please notice that upx-packed binaries can break in some exotic environments, like empty chroot with no access to
Also, for those feeling adventurous, the automatic builds for the latest commits are available. Latest builds can be found on BinTray.
If you don't trust random binaries downloaded off the Internet (which is
completely reasonable), you're welcome to build from source. You have two
preferred options for that: building from Hackage with
(you'll need Haskell platform), or from repository with
stack and maybe
git). See below for build instructions.
If you're completely new to Haskell, the latter, i.e. building from repo
stack, is the easier option in most cases.
Alternatively, you can use a version provided by a third party. At the time of writing, pandoc-crossref is provided on the following platforms (that I am aware of):
- Arch Linux
- NixOS or Nix package manager (via
- MacOS (via Homebrew)
- FreeBSD official binary package textproc/hs-pandoc-crossref
- Any Linux distribution (via Linuxbrew)
- Gentoo Linux (via gentoo-haskell overlay)
- Windows (via scoop)
Building from Hackage with
cabal-install and Haskell platform
Assuming you already installed Haskell platform by whatever means necessary, you can install pandoc-crossref with
If you have
cabal-install version 3.0 or newer (i.e.
cabal --version shows
3.0.x.x), I recommend using new-style install:
cabal v2-update cabal v2-install --install-method=copy pandoc pandoc-crossref pandoc-citeproc
This will get
pandoc-citeproc executables copied to
$HOME/.cabal/bin (by default, if not, check your cabal config file
installdir setting -- find out where your config file is by running
cabal help user-config), which you can then add to
PATH or copy/move the symlinks where you want them.
On cabal-install version 2.4, it's possible to do the same, albeit you'll have to lose
--install-method copy, it will symlink the executables instead of copying those, and it doesn't work on Windows.
On cabal-install version 2.2, it's possible to do the same, albeit you'll need to use
cabal update instead of
On older cabal-install versions that don't support new-style installs, I highly recommend you use a sandbox for installation, e.g.
cabal update mkdir pandoc-crossref cd pandoc-crossref cabal sandbox init cabal install pandoc pandoc-crossref pandoc-citeproc
This will get
pandoc-crossref installed into
Refer to cabal documentation if you need to build a particular version (TL;DR: add
--constraint pandoc-crossref==<version> to the installation command)
Building from repo with
If you want to build an unreleased version, just fancy building from repo, or don't want to install the Haskell platform, you can clone the repository, check out the commit/tag/branch you want and build with
First of all, get
stack if you don't have it already: see the official stack documentation. Note that
stack is also included in the Haskell platform, and on Linux it is usually available in your package manager.
If you have
git, you can now clone the repository and build:
git clone https://github.com/lierdakil/pandoc-crossref.git cd pandoc-crossref git checkout <commit/tag/branch> stack install
If you don't have
git, just download the sources for your preferred commit/branch/tag via the GitHub interface, and run
stack install in the directory that contains
This will install pandoc-crossef executable to
$HOME/.local/bin. You might also want to separately run
stack install pandoc pandoc-citeproc in the same directory (i.e. the root of the repository, the one containing
Notice Fedora users
cabal-install package is not enough to build pandoc-crossref (see
To get a sane Haskell build environment, you need to install the
haskell-platform package (
dnf install haskell-platform).
While on topic, if you don't want to rebuild pandoc itself from source,
make sure you have
ghc-pandoc-devel dnf packages before
attempting to build pandoc-crossref.
Usage information is available at https://lierdakil.github.com/pandoc-crossref/
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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
See LICENSE for details.
© 2016 Nikolay Yakimov et al
Contributors (per GPL, holders of copyright on their respective contributions):
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- Nikolay Yakimov
- Raphael Das Gupta
- Masamichi Hosoda
- Felix Yan
- Salim B
- Matthew Salganik
- Han Joosten
- Hadrien Mary
- Chris Black
- Bart Mesuere
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the pandoc-crossref README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.