[tex-live] texdoc <-> texdoctk

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jan 28 23:52:45 CET 2008

    does anybody maintain texdoc (on unix)?

Frank, isn't this what you just rewrote in lua?

    At least in tl2007 it seems texdoc has a completely different
    configuration mechanism


     (environment variables) 

texdoc (the shell version written by David Aspinall et al.) uses
kpsewhich to find files, so far as I can see.  The environment variables
control what programs get started to view the documentation.

     then texdoctk (which has an rc and a gui for that).

(And that "rc" file is horribly painful to maintain, too.)

The programs were written by two different people at different times.
There is no connection between them so far as I know.


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