Texdoc is a command line program to find and view documentation in TeX Live.
- Website: https://www.tug.org/texdoc/
- Repository: https://github.com/TeX-Live/texdoc/
- Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Texdoc is part of the TeX Live distribution. Generally, you don't have to install it yourself.
If you want to try/test the develop version, please see below.
How to Install the Develop Version
$ bundle install $ rake install
If you want to uninstall the develop version (to use the TeX Live version), just try:
$ rake uninstall
$TEXDOC means the path to the texdoc dev sources you cloned (or downloaded), and
$TEXMFHOME denotes your personal TEXMF tree (you can get its location with
kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFHOME).
- The command. Symlink or copy
- The configuration file. Symlink or copy
-distpart). It will completely override the other configuration files except
$TEXMFHOME/texdoc/texdoc.cnfwhich you can still use for you personal settings.
You can make sure that the right files are used by running
texdoc --files: the first line contains the full path to the version of used
texdoclib.tlu, and the rest lists the configuration files in use.
Files in This Repository
doc/contains the documentation,
script/contains the source code,
spec/is a directory for testing scripts, and
texdoc.cnfis the default configuration file.
Building and Testing
Many building tasks are defined as Rake tasks:
Generating all documentation
Following will generate both the PDF and the manpage in
$ rake doc
Generating a pre-hashed cache file
Following will generate a pre-hashed cache file
script/Data.tlpdb.lua. This task have to be done under a TeX Live setup with tlpdb.
$ rake gen_datafile
Following will run all tests in
$ rake test
Alternatively, you can give spec names with the
-l) option for this task. E.g., following will run only
$ rake test -- -l action/help,mode/list
Showing all available tasks
Following will show all available tasks with a short description.
$ rake -T
In addition to that, for options available tasks (e.g.,
rake test and
rake run_texdoc) you can get options information with
-h option for each task:
$ rake test -- -h
More specific information (e.g., TODO) can be found in the Wiki of our GitHub repository. Please visit:
Copyright and License
Copyright 2008-2018 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard, Takuto Asakura, Karl Berry, and Norbert Preining. All rights reserved.
This package is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Previous work (texdoc program) in the public domain:
- Contributions from Reinhard Kotucha (2008).
- First texlua versions by Frank Küster (2007).
- Original shell script by Thomas Esser, David Aspinall, and Simon Wilkinson.