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CTAN update: texdef

Date: March 26, 2018 9:37:01 PM CEST
Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the texdef package. Version number: 1.8 2018-03-25 License type: gpl3 Summary description: Display the definitions of TeX commands Announcement text:
Changes: * Added "dvitex" and "dvilatex" as formats. These will set DVI mode on "tex" or "latex". * Escaped further braces in regexs to avoid "Unescaped left brace in regex is deprecated" warnings or errors. * Added option '--texoptions' to allow the passing of compiler options for special cases.
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Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau

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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