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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/filedate

             README for the `filedate' package

 Access and Compare LaTeX File Info and Modification Dates

                  (C) Uwe Lueck 2012-11-06

`filedate.sty' provides basic access to the date of a LaTeX 
source file according to its \ProvidesFile, \ProvidesPackage, 
or \ProvidesClass entry -- the "info date" --, as well as to 
its modification date according to \pdffilemoddate if the 
latter is available. Moreover commands are provided to compare 
the "info date" with the modification date, with "today"'s 
date, or with another date that a script accessing modifica-
tion dates such as adhocfilelist.sh may insert, and to choose 
the effect of comparisons (error vs. "notice", reference date 
characterization). Thus updating the "info date" ("date con-
sistency") of a source file may be ensured by a test during 
typesetting from it or by some (shell/TeX) script.

REQUIRED PACKAGES: `readprov' for two commands

RELATED PACKAGES: filemod, getfiledate, zwgetfdate, fileinfo

KEYWORDs: modification date, metadata, package documentation, 
          document versions, macro programming


The package file `filedate.sty' and the documentation files
`filedate.pdf' (see directory `doc') and `filedate.tex' can be 
redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the LaTeX 
Project Public License; either version 1.3c of the License, 
or any later version, see


There is NO WARRANTY, indeed this still is somewhat experimental.

The `filedate' package is author-maintained in the sense of
the license.

The latest public version of the package is available at


A TDS version of the package is available as


Please report bugs, problems, and suggestions via


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file­date – Ac­cess and com­pare info and mod­i­fi­ca­tion dates

The pack­age pro­vides ba­sic ac­cess to the date of a source file ac­cord­ing to its \Pro­vides... en­try (the “info date”) as well as to its mod­i­fi­ca­tion date ac­cord­ing to \pdf­file­mod­date if the lat­ter is avail­able.

Ver­sion 2013-03-27
Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerUwe Lück
TDS archivefiledate.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as file­date
MiKTeX as file­date
Topics ma­nip­u­late dates and/or times
-re­lated-file man­age­ment
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