ABOUT This jifty tool helps you to seach/download LaTeX packages listed at http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/ or search/download any files in http://ctan.org/tex-archive (or its mirror). The tool requires following programs lynx wget tar bzip2 sed sort awk grep This tool was written by Anh K. Huynh <email@example.com>. VERSION 1.0.0 2008/05/11: first version 1.1.0 2008/05/15: search files (use cache file) 1.2.0 2008/05/16: smaller cache. Thanks to Karl Berry <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1.3.0 2008/05/23: everything is cached. Faster. New options. Thanks to texer. 1.4.0 2009/09/12: auto. select ctan mirror (suggested by Jim Hefferon) 1.5.0 2009/09/13: load database from http://mirror.ctan.org/FILES.byname USAGE ctan about : show all information about this tool ctan usage : show usage ctan version : show script version ctan update : update using http://viettug.org/ctan.tools//cache.tbz (~1MB) ctan update --direct : update directly from CTAN. You are going to download 8MB ctan grep <string> : search packages match <string>. grep ability is supported ctan get <string> : download packages match <string> to working directory If you want to search files: ctan fgrep <string> : search files. ctan fget <string> : download files match <string> to working directory ctan grep -file <string> ctan get -file <string> EXAMPLES ctan grep theorem # search packages match 'theorem' ctan grep ^n # search packages srated by 'n' ctan get ^n # download packages started by 'n' ctan get -file contrib/ntheorem.zip ctan fget contrib/ntheorem.zip ctan fgrep ntheorem | grep zip TODO * package information supported * search by package description,... * package build script THANKS to * Karl Berry <email@example.com> * Nguyen Van Hanh <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Jim Hefferon <email@example.com> LICENSE This tool is published under LPPL. BUGS Please report to kyanh <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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CTAN tools – A jiffy to search CTAN file list
The Unix-shell script ‘ctan’ provides facilities for extracting and using information from the CTAN file list; the facilities include retrieving files. To do this, it uses various common utilities, including wget and lynx.
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