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CTAN has a new pack­age: ctan.tools

Date: May 11, 2008 10:59:15 AM CEST
The pack­age be­low has been in­stalled at tug.ctan.org and is work­ing its way through the sys­tem. Thanks again, Jim Hef­feron Saint Michael's Col­lege ....................................................................... The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by our fel­low con­trib­u­tor: Name of con­tri­bu­tion: ctan.tools Author's name: kyanh Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /sup­port/ctan­tools Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: some *nix scripts to search, down­load la­tex pack­age from CTAN Li­cense type: lppl An­nounce­ment text:
ABOUT This small tool is used to seach some LaTeX pack­age's that were listed in CTAN: http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/. The tool re­quires wget, lynx, gawk, wc and sed pro­gram to run cor­rectly. Some linux dis­tri­bu­tion does­not con­tains lynx by de­fault and you must in­stall lynx man­u­ally be­fore run­ning ./ctan. So this tool re­quires a *nix-liked en­vi­ron­ment to work. This tool was writ­ten by kyanh <xkyanh at gmail.com> kyanh is a mem­ber of Viet­namese TeX Users Group <http://vi­et­tug.org>. VERSION 1.0.0 2008/05/11: first ver­sion USAGE ctan : show all in­for­ma­tion about this tool ctan grep <string> : search pack­age's match <string>. grep abil­ity is sup­ported. ctan up­date : up­date the pack­age list (re­quire lynx, wc and in­ter­net con­nec­tion). ctan get <string> : down­load pack­age's match <string> to work­ing di­rec­tory (re­quire wget). EXAMPLES ctan grep the­o­rem # search for pack­age's match "the­o­rem" ctan grep ^n # search for pack­age's srated by "n" ctan get ^n # down­load pack­age's started by "n" TODO * pack­age in­for­ma­tion sup­ported * abil­ity to se­lect FTP mir­ror * search by file­name, de­scrip­tion,... * pack­age build script LICENSE This tool is pub­lished un­der LGPL. BUGS Feel free to con­tact kyanh <xkyanh at gmail.com>. All feed­back are wel­come.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/sup­port/ctan­tools . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/ctan­tools (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .

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.

Pack­ageCTAN tools
Main­tainerHuynh Ky Anh



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