# TAN update: filecontents

Date: June 2, 2018 4:58:27 PM CEST
Scott Pakin submitted an update to the filecontents package. Version number: 1.4 License type: lppl1.3c Summary description: Extended filecontents and filecontents* environments Announcement text:
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. Version 1.4 of filecontents updates the definitions of tab and form feed for compatibility with the 2018-04-01 LaTeX release. Thanks to David Carlisle for the code update.