[texdoc] texdoc pdftex

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Dec 22 00:55:22 CET 2008

Reinhard Kotucha a écrit :
> It all depends on what you want to find.

I want to find *all* the relevant doc. (I'm a bit ambitious.)

>  The old shell script didn't
> make use of table lookups at all and most people had been happy with
> it.  If a particular file had not been found, running "texdoc -s"
> printed a list of related files to screen, no table lookups involved
> too.
Well, *I* wasn't completely happy with it. Karl didn't use it either.

> If you think that providing a source code browser makes sense, it's
> certainly not a big deal to provide one for Windows.  On Unix I get
> exactly what I expect when I type
>      $ less `kpsewhich hyperref.sty`
So do I. (Exactly, I use a shell function, but anyway.)

> Shall I provide such a program?  Something called "texsource"?  I can
> do it easily.  If yes, it doesn't make sense if "texdoc" and
> "texsource" overlap.  If there is no dedicated documentation in the
> doc tree, people can look into the sources.
I was thinking of that. It would be like 3 lines of texlua for the basic
features. But it could share some code with texdoc for the preferences
settings (choosing the default pager). So I'm not sure whether it should
be a separate program.

> What do you think?
Not strong opinion on whether such a basic texsource program would be


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