[texdoc] texdoc context

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Nov 8 23:53:28 CET 2011

On 2011-11-07 at 00:07:42 GMT, Karl Berry wrote:

 > Hi Manuel,
 > $ texdoc -l context
 >  1 /u/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/context/third/context-notes-zh-cn/ctxnotes.pdf
 >    = The document itself
 >  2 /u/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/context/third/gnuplot/gnuplot-context-doc.pdf
 >  3 /u/local/texlive/2011/texmf/doc/man/man1/context.man1.pdf
 >  4 /u/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/doc/context/third/context-notes-zh-cn/README
 >    = Readme
 > Even though it is an unfortunate special case, I suggest that it
 > would be more useful to return the man page (#3) for context rather
 > than the Chinese "notes" document.
When I run "texdoc -l context", the first entry is the gnuplot file
and the second one the Chinese document.  The reason is probably the
catalogue tag "= Package documentation" which is not present on your

 > Also, it would perhaps be useful to return
 > context/manuals/reference/en/contextref.pdf somewhere in the list,
 > but probably not first -- 374 pages is a bit overwhelming.

I'm wondering why the latter doesn't appear in the list at all, but
IMO it should be the first entry (despite of its size) because it's
the definite guide.

PDF versions of the manual pages are provided only because Windows
users can't access them otherwise, hence they should never been shown
by default if there is more appropriate documentation.  One can always
type "texdoc context.man" if desired.


Reinhard Kotucha                                      Phone: +49-511-3373112
Marschnerstr. 25
D-30167 Hannover                              mailto:reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Microsoft isn't the answer. Microsoft is the question, and the answer is NO.

More information about the texdoc mailing list