Package documentation (was Re: [OS X TeX] Minimal flowchart)
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Wed May 9 03:30:27 EDT 2007
Am 09.05.2007 um 08:17 schrieb Alan Munn:
> At 8:45 PM -0700 5/8/07, Joshua Smith wrote:
>> On May 8, 2007, at 8:21 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>>> On May 8, 2007, at 8:18 PM, Mark Eli Kalderon wrote:
>>>> Are you sure it is not installed already? What distribution are
>>>> you using? Try running kpsewhich pgf.sty to see if it is
>>>> actually already installed. Best, Mark
>>> I have TL2007, and the kpsewhihch command Mark suggests found
>>> pgf.sty om my machine.
>>> I think Schremmer uses gwTeX, though? As a matter of fact
>>> ``locate pgf" finds it in the appropriate gwTeX folders.
>>> So have at it . . .
>> I am considering using pgf/TikZ. I see (now) that gwTeX includes
>> it, but when trying to open the documentation, texdoc pgf and
>> texdoc tikz do not find anything, but texdoc pgfmanual does. I
>> only knew this filename because I thought gwTeX did not include it
>> and found the manual in the package download. As another example,
>> texdoc hyperref and texdoc hyperref/manual yield two different
>> pdfs. In general, how I am supposed to know how to call the
>> documentation if texdoc <packagename> does not open it?
> This is a bit of a pain. It would be much nicer if package authors
> made the documentation file the same as the package name, so that
> to find the docs for foo.sty one could always type texdoc foo.
> However, since it's not this way, I usually use locate and grep to
> find the doc files related to a package. So locate foo | grep doc
> will yield a list of files from which one can usually guess the
> right one for the manaual.
That's a nice tip, thanks. But if I am doing this for
locate hyperref | grep doc
the results a still confusing and it is necessary to read through a
lot of lines unless guessing the right one.
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