[tex-live] texdoc in luatex

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Jun 25 15:50:34 CEST 2007

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:

> Frank Küster wrote:
>> Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
>>>>> Frank Küster wrote:
>>>>>> b) kpse* in luatex?
>> [...]
>>>> Probably I would need the analog of kpsewhich --var-value, too:
>>> Ok, that will be included in the next snapshot (sometime this week)
>> Thanks, I've started working on "texdoclua".  I've not actually used
>> kpse.var_value yet, because I ran into a different problem:  if it needs
>> to unzip, texdoc creates a temporary directory and puts the file
>> there.  
>> But I couldn't find a way to create a directory in lua.  There's
>> io.tempfile, but that gives always a file, and os.tempname, but then I'm
>> missing a function os.createdir.  Can anyone help me?
> LuaFileSystem (from the kepler project) is included, 

Ah, I had just found that and was about to ask whether it's possible to
somehow include this in TeXLive.  If it's already in luaTeX, even

It's in the "Lua changes" section of the luatex reference, but it would
deserve mentioning in "4 Lua libraries", maybe in an additional
subsection 4.1 (or 4.$last) "Lua libraries that are not TeX-related". 

Many thanks, Frank

Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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