# CTAN Update: texdef

Date: April 30, 2012 6:51:54 PM CEST
On Sun, 29 Apr 2012 Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the texdef package. License type: gpl Announcement text:
This update adds the experimental --source option which will try to display the original source code used for the macro definition. For this the (first) package/file which defines this macro is searched and scanned for the definition. This option will work for "normal" definitions but break for special ones like for verbatim macros etc. This update fixes two issues which made this script run in an endless loop under MS Windows. It has been now successfully tested under MS Windows.
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 TeX 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.

 Package texdef Version 1.9 2020-09-27 Copyright 2011–2020 Martin Scharrer Maintainer Martin Scharrer

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