[texdoc] texdoc dtk

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Thu May 12 07:59:57 CEST 2011

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>  > the call of
>  > 
>  > texdoc dtk
>  > 
>  > results in
>  > 
>  > /texmf-dist/doc/generic/pst-optic/more_docs/dtk.pdf
>  > 
>  > which is surely not what one is looking for, but rather result
>  > number 2 from texdoc -s dtk:
>  > 
>  > /texmf-dist/doc/latex/dtk/doc/beispiel.pdf
>  > 
>  > Would be great if this could be fixed,
> You got what you asked for.  Run

No, I asked for the TeXnical documentation of the class dtk.

>   texdoc beispiel
> if you want that.

If I know it was called that, I would have used a locate and didn't need

> I don't know why people upload stuff to CTAN which breaks texdoc
> deliberately again and again.

There you're right … it should be dtk.pdf or dtk-doc.pdf maybe.

> texdoc tries to be smart.  IMO this is inherently wrong.  It invites
> people to put crap on CTAN and prevents correct stuff to work
> properly.

Well, that's beyond my scope; I just want to get the documentation … for
me as user it doesn't matter where it comes from, how it is called etc …

> You asked for "dtk" and got "dtk.pdf".  Be happy.  When I run

Is this the intended behaviour of texdoc, just to replace a locate
command? Then it's not a very usefull tool, I guess?


>   texdoc vntex
> I get
>   texmf-dist/doc/generic/vntex/vntex-man.pdf
> instead of
>   texmf-dist/doc/generic/vntex/vntex.pdf
> just because texdoc tries to be smarter than me.  Please no more
> smartness than we already have!
> I re-instated the old texdoc shell script from TeX Live 2005 and it
> immediately found vntex.pdf, of course.  Well, it didn't try to be
> smart.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

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