# CTAN update: ifplatform

Date: January 24, 2011 12:42:03 PM CET
This should be at your local mirror. Jim Hef{}feron Saint Michael's College ....................................................................... Update summary: This minor update to ifplatform corrects its behaviour under LuaTeX, in which it no longer relies on -shell-escape to detect the platform. Basic package information, as sent by the contributor.
Location: /macros/latex/contrib/ifplatform Authors: Will Robertson; Johannes Große License: lppl Caption: Conditionals to test which platform is being used. Description: This package uses the (La)TeX extension '-shell-escape' to establish whether the document is being processed on a Windows or on a Unix-like system (Mac OS X, Linux, etc.), or on Cygwin (Unix environment over a windows system). Booleans provided are: *'\ifwindows', *'\iflinux', *'\ifmacosx' and *'\ifcygwin'. The package also preserves the output of 'uname' on a Unix-like system, which may be used to distinguish between various classes of Unix systems.
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## ifplatform – Conditionals to test which platform is being used

This package uses the extension -shell-escape to establish whether the document is being processed on a Windows or on a Unix-like system (Mac OS X, Linux, etc.), or on Cygwin (Unix environment over a windows system).

Booleans provided are:

• \ifwindows,
• \iflinux,
• \ifmacosx and
• \ifcygwin.

The package also preserves the output of uname on a Unix-like system, which may be used to distinguish between various classes of Unix systems.

 Package ifplatform Version 0.4a 2017-10-13 Maintainer Johannes GroßeWill Robertson

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