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CTAN has a new package: ctan.tools

Date: May 11, 2008 10:59:15 AM CEST
The package below has been installed at tug.ctan.org and is working its way through the system. Thanks again, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ....................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: ctan.tools Author's name: kyanh Location on CTAN: /support/ctantools Summary description: some *nix scripts to search, download latex package from CTAN License type: lppl Announcement text:
ABOUT This small tool is used to seach some LaTeX packages that were listed in CTAN: http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/. The tool requires wget, lynx, gawk, wc and sed program to run correctly. Some linux distribution doesnot contains lynx by default and you must install lynx manually before running ./ctan. So this tool requires a *nix-liked environment to work. This tool was written by kyanh <xkyanh at gmail.com> kyanh is a member of Vietnamese TeX Users Group <http://viettug.org>. VERSION 1.0.0 2008/05/11: first version USAGE ctan : show all information about this tool ctan grep <string> : search packages match <string>. grep ability is supported. ctan update : update the package list (require lynx, wc and internet connection). ctan get <string> : download packages match <string> to working directory (require wget). EXAMPLES ctan grep theorem # search for packages match "theorem" ctan grep ^n # search for packages srated by "n" ctan get ^n # download packages started by "n" TODO * package information supported * ability to select FTP mirror * search by filename, description,... * package build script LICENSE This tool is published under LGPL. BUGS Feel free to contact kyanh <xkyanh at gmail.com>. All feedback are welcome.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/support/ctantools . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/ctantools (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

CTAN tools – A jiffy to search CTAN file list

The Unix-shell script ‘ctan’ provides facilities for extracting and using information from the CTAN file list; the facilities include retrieving files. To do this, it uses various common utilities, including wget and lynx.

PackageCTAN tools
MaintainerKy-Anh Huynh



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