[tex-live] TeX Live suggestions

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Jan 21 20:21:30 CET 2010

Donald Arseneau a écrit :
>> The current texdoc version defines aliases for url, ulem, ...
>> that redirect the request to the .sty file, excerpt from texdoc.cnf:
> Does texdoc ordinarily search for pdf/ps/txt in some order,
> without any special aliases?  I imagine there are aliases for
> such things as "graphics" -> "grfguide".
It does. However, it doesn't look for .sty unless explicitly requested, hence
the aliases like 'url = url.sty'. Maybe texdoc could automatically look for .sty
files when no results are found, but it looked easier for me to generate those
aliases; .sty files already are a special case in many aspects in current texdoc.

Moreover, my personal opinion is that it is desirable that every package has a
documentation in pdf, html or txt format, so I didn't want to spend more code
than necessary on the .sty case, hoping that this special case would slowly
disappear :-)


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