[texhax] insufficient documentation
rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Sat Nov 22 15:13:39 CET 2014
>|I accidentally typed 'ebb' on the command line and got a
>|response. It turned out to be a tex program:
>|1% which ebb
>|Missing filename argument
>|Try "extractbb --help" for more information.
>|toot 3% extractbb --help
>|Usage: extractbb [-q|-v] [-O] [-m|-x] file...
>| extractbb --help|--version
>| -h | --help Show this help message and exit
>| --version Output version information and exit
>| -q Be quiet
>| -v Be verbose
>| -O Write output to stdout
>| -m Output .bb file used in DVIPDFM
>| -x Output .xbb file used in DVIPDFMx (default)
>|I'm writing to ask that whomeever is responsible for the documentation
>|of this (and perhaps other tex programs) to add a few sentences in
>|plain English that describe what this program actually DOES.
Have you tried
That would be the usual way to get basic documentation about a
program in a Unix-like context.
>|A quick google search turns up a far better description:
>|l However it is not clear that it is the same program!
>|Yes, both appear to extract the graphical (!) bounding
>|box of an image (which is more than the Ubuntu
>|description says!) BUT the immages they apparently aply
>|to are different so if one were to install TeX on that
>|system the two programs appear todo different things and
>|so would be in [name space] conflict!
It's possible that in a distribution there are both texlive
and standalone packages that provide the same program. And
they may indeed be somewhat different. You'll just have to
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