> Is there a command line interface to this utility or is the GUI
> the only way ?
Yes, especially if you start a new document. In theory you could use an
ascii editor, but this makes only sense, if you change small things in an
To convert lyx to txt, pdf or html there's no GUI needed.
There are several formats, which can be imported to LyX, e.g. ASCII, M$ Word
7.0, RTF, WordPerfect 5.1, HTML, PageMaker, NotaBene4, ChiWriter, Excel, ...
feel free to choose one, I can help you with the conversion.