README for the `latexfileinfo-pkgs' package
Comparison of packages showing LaTeX file infos
(C) Uwe Lueck 2012/05/15
This "package" in the first instance provides a file
to be viewed by a web browser. It is an HTML list and comparison
of CTAN packages displaying LaTeX source file informations
according to the commands \ProvidesClass, \ProvidesFile,
and \ProvidesPackage that LaTeX files should start with.
The document especially describes five packages of my own,
including interrelations and dependencies, and thus extends
their documentations. Among packages from different authors
mentioned or described as well are
* `latexfileversion' and `ltxfileinfo' (rather)
for single files, as well as
* `classlist' and `dateiliste' for listing inputted files.
Support of revision control systems is mentioned briefly.
The .htm has been generated with extensions of `blog.sty' from
the `morehype' bundle that are not on CTAN today, hopefully soon
For v0.2b, the method for generating the .htm and `SrcFILEs.txt'
has been refined, see docsrc/ in the CTAN directory or
source/tex/latexfileinfo-pkgs/ in TDS. They are generated from
the same source and use `nicefilelist.sty'. Encoding problems
with umlauts are expected to be solved.
When file `latexfileinfo_pkgs.RLS' is installed in TEXMF/tex/,
you can access a release summary by some of the packages
described in the .htm file, e.g.,
Generalizing this ([PKG].RLS) may be helpful for managing
multi-package bundles (such as [PKG]) or when code versions of
a package (such as [PKG]) are distinguished from documentation
versions. Using the `myfilist' package, you can then generate
lists of states of bundles ...
The files 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
We did our best to help you, but there is NO WARRANTY.
The `latexfileinfo-pkgs' package is author-maintained in the sense
of this license.
The latest public version of the package is available at
A TDS version of the package is available as
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latexfileinfo-pkgs – A comparison of packages showing LaTeX file information
The package provides an HTML file that lists and compares CTAN
packages that display LaTeX source file information from
\ProvidesClass, \ProvidesFile, and \ProvidesPackage commands in
the LaTeX file.
Five packages of the author’s, and several other packages are
discussed; revision control systems are mentioned briefly.
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3|
|Copyright||2012 Uwe Lück|
|Contained in||TeXlive as latexfileinfo-pkgs|
|MikTeX as latexfileinfo-pkgs|
document reviewing subjects relevant for TeX users|