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CTAN Update: texdef

Date: March 17, 2011 7:05:31 AM CET
On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the texdef package. Summary description: Updated to v1.1: Support for special macros like \%, \{, \} and \\ License type: gpl Announcement text:
This update adds the following features: * Support for special macros like \%, \{, \} and \\ which caused compile errors before. * Output goes now to STDOUT, not STDERR * The current working directory is now added to the TEXINPUTS environment variable to make texdef load local packages. * Added handling of `\x at protect`
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/texdef . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/texdef (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 . Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

texdef – Display the definitions of commands

This (Perl) script displays the definitions of command sequences/macros. Various options allow the selection of the used class as well as package files and other factors that may influence the definition (before/after the preamble, inside an environment, …).

The script creates a temporary file which is then compiled using to find the ‘\meaning’ of the command sequence. The result is formatted and presented to the user. Length or number command sequences (dimensions, \char…, count registers, …) are recognized and the contained value is also shown (using \the). Special definitions like protected macros are also recognized and the underlying macros are shown as well.

The script will show plain definitions by default. and Cont are supported, including flavours (pdf, Lua, , …). The flavour can be selected using a command line option, or via the script name: latexdef will use as default, etc.

Version1.9 2020-09-27
Copyright2011–2020 Martin Scharrer
MaintainerMartin Scharrer



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