competition hackpack used by CU Cyber
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CU Cyber Hackpack

In this repository are the markdown sources to the hackpack used by CU Cyber in general and at competitions. An up-to-date build of the hackpack is available in HTML at and in PDF at


  • make
  • git
  • rsync
  • python3
  • pandoc
  • pandocfilters
  • texlive-latexextra
  • python3-watchdog (optional; for automatic rebuilding on presentation change)


$ sudo apt install make git python3 pandoc python3-pandocfilters texlive-latex-extra python3-watchdog


$ sudo yum install epel-release
$ sudo yum install make git python34 pandoc texlive-collection-latexextra
$ sudo pip3 install pandocfilters
$ sudo pip3 install watchdog


$ sudo dnf install make git pandoc python3-pandocfilters texlive-collection-latexextra python3-watchdog


$ sudo pacman -S make git pandoc python-pandocfilters texlive-latexextra python-watchdog


$ sudo emerge dev-vcs/git dev-lang/python:3.4 app-text/pandoc dev-texlive/texlive-latexextra dev-python/watchdog
$ sudo pip3 install pandocfilters


Requires Homebrew and Homebrew Cask. Use gmake instead of make.

$ brew install make git python2 python3 pandoc
$ brew cask install mactex
$ pip3 install pandocfilters
$ pip3 install watchdog


You must clone the website repository adjacent to the hackpack repository with the name 'website' to use make serve and make update.

$ git clone website
$ git -C website checkout dev


$ git clone


To build the entire hackpack into a single pdf file, edit the 'makefile' as desired and run make.


To build the entire hackpack and open the pdf file, edit the 'makefile' as desired and run make open.


To build the entire hackpack and upload it to the website automatically, edit the 'makefile' as desired and for the website git repository location and run make update. You must have push access to the repository at the specified directory.


To clean out any generated files, run make clean.