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New on CTAN: texosquery

Date: July 9, 2016 6:52:01 PM CEST
Nicola Talbot submitted the texosquery package. Version: 1.0 2016-07-08 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Cross-platform Java application to query OS information Announcement text:
The application can query the following: - locale and codeset - current working directory - user home directory - temporary directory - OS name, arch and version - Current date and time in PDF format (for TeX formats that don't provide \pdfcreationdate) - Date-time stamp of a file in PDF format (for TeX formats that don't provide \pdffilemoddate) - Size of a file in bytes (for TeX formats that don't provide \pdffilesize) - Contents of a directory (captured as a list) - Directory contents filtered by regular expression (captured as a list) - URI of a file - Canonical path of a file All paths use a forward slash as directory divider so results can be used, for example, in commands like \includegraphics. There are files provided for easy access in TeX documents: - texosquery.tex : generic TeX code - texosquery.sty : LaTeX package This provides commands to run texosquery using TeX's shell escape mechanism and capture the result in a control sequence. The category code of most of TeX's default special characters (and some other potentially problematic characters) is temporarily changed to 12 while reading the result.
The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/texosquery The package's files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/texosquery/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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texosquery – Cross-platform Java application to query OS information

This package provides a cross-platform Java application to query OS information designed for use in ’s shell escape mechanism.

The application can query the following:

  • locale and codeset
  • current working directory
  • user home directory
  • temporary directory
  • OS name, arch and version
  • Current date and time in PDF format (for formats that don’t provide \pdfcreationdate)
  • Date-time stamp of a file in PDF format (for formats that don't provide \pdffilemoddate)
  • Size of a file in bytes (for formats that don’t provide \pdffilesize)
  • Contents of a directory (captured as a list)
  • Directory contents filtered by regular expression (captured as a list)
  • URI of a file
  • Canonical path of a file

All paths use a forward slash as directory divider so results can be used, for example, in commands like \includegraphics.

There are files provided for easy access in documents:

  • texosquery.tex: generic code
  • texosquery.sty: package

This provides commands to run texosquery using ’s shell escape mechanism and capture the result in a control sequence. The category code of most of ’s default special characters (and some other potentially problematic characters) is temporarily changed to 12 while reading the result.

Packagetexosquery
Version1.6 2017-06-20
MaintainerNicola Talbot

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