[OS X TeX] datetime package

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Fri Mar 16 23:04:25 CET 2007

Alan, thanks: your description for what-to-do tells me that it is good to 
start separating documentation from the major style packages in 
~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ similarly to the tree structures of the new tex 
distrs (or may be it was that way all the time ...). I have now reduced my 
collection of additional packages, but they are as they were: 
packs, all together in one basket.


On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Alan Munn wrote:

> At 6:03 PM +0100 3/16/07, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 16.03.2007 um 17:19 schrieb Salvatore Enrico Indiogine:
>>> I would like to modify the format of the date produced by \today from
>> Have you thought of using babel? It even can use month and day names of the 
>> language chosen for the document ...
> Babel doesn't change the format that \today uses.
> To install datetime, you need to do the following:
> Download the zipped package from ctan: 
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/datetime/
> You will also need the fmtcount package: 
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fmtcount/
> Unzip the folders,  which should produce a datetime folder and a fmtcount 
> folder.
> In what follows, I will assume that you downloaded the files to your Desktop, 
> and that you have little or no Terminal experience; if you have some, then 
> you'll find this overly simple.  If you didn't download to the Desktop you'll 
> need to change the filepaths that I use below to whatever is appropriate.  If 
> this line makes no sense to you, drag the two folders to your Desktop and 
> follow these instructions exactly.
> Open a finder window and navigate to the datetime folder.  Then you can see 
> what's going on.
> open a Terminal window.  You should see a $ prompt (if you're using the bash 
> shell; don't type this in what follows) [If you are using csh, you'll see a % 
> prompt.]
> $ cd ~/Desktop/datetime
> $ latex datetime.ins
> $ mkdir ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/datetime
> $ mv *.def *.sty ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/datetime
> $ mkdir ~/Library/texmf/doc/datetime
> $ mv datetime.pdf ~/Library/texmf/doc/datetime
> (Some of this can be done with the finder if you find it easier (make the 
> relevant folders in ~/Library/texmf and copy files there by dragging them). 
> ['mkdir' creates a new directory, and 'mv' moves files.]
> Now navigate to the fmtcount folder
> $ cd ~/Desktop/fmtcount
> $ latex fmtcount.ins
> $ mkdir ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/fmtcount
> $ mv *.def *.sty ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/fmtcount
> $ mkdir ~/Library/texmf/doc/fmtcount
> $ mv fmtcount.pdf ~/Library/texmf/doc/fmtcount
> This is all you need to do.
> If you have latex2html installed on your machine, you will need to move the 
> .perl script to somewhere that latex2html can find it.  If you don't, don't 
> worry about this part.
> Alan

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