# Direc­tory `macros/latex/contrib/xnewcommand`

```For most purposes, the features of \newcommand suffice. Nonetheless,
\newcommand lacks some interesting features like the ability to make
definition global or to use the \protected prefix supplied by
e-TEX. This--surprisingly small--package makes possible to pass an
optional argument \newcommand so that is becomes possible to use the
\global and \protected prefixes.

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