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CTAN package upgrade: filecontents

Date: August 18, 2004 4:05:39 PM CEST
A package has been upgraded at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your favorite mirror. Thank you for the upload, Jim Hefferon ====================================================================== The following information was provided by the package's contributor. Name of contribution: filecontents Author's name: Scott Pakin Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/filecontents Summary description: Improved version of LaTeX2e's filecontents environment License type: lppl Announcement text given by the package's contributor: - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- LaTeX2e's filecontents and filecontents* environments enable a LaTeX source file to generate external files as it's run through latex. However, there are two limitations of these environments: They refuse to overwrite existing files; and, they can be used only before the \documentclass declaration. The filecontents package removes these limitations, making it possible to overwrite existing files and to use filecontents/filecontents* anywhere. - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can have a look at the package at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/filecontents although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror of CTAN that is near to you; see http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors

filecontents – Create an external file from within a document

’s filecontents and filecontents* environments enable a source file to generate external files as it runs through . However, there are two limitations of these environments: they refuse to overwrite existing files, and they can only be used in the preamble of a document. The filecontents package removes these limitations, letting you overwrite existing files and letting you use filecontents/filecontents* anywhere.

As of September 2019 the author tells us: “This package is no longer necessary due to its functionality having moved into recent kernels. It’s probably better not to move the package to obsolete because users may need it to rebuild old documents. Version 1.5 provides full functionality when run with an older kernel but issues a warning message and disables itself when run with a newer kernel.”

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Version1.5 2019-09-20
Copyright2011–2019 Scott Pakin
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