[OS X TeX] A suggestion for TeX Live utility

Tim Brophy timbrophy at mac.com
Sun Feb 8 21:17:08 CET 2009

Hi Juan,

You do not have to search for the documents yourself. If you want to  
find the documents for a package, say beamer, then open the terminal  
window and type in:

texdoc beamer

and press Return. The terminal will find the documentation for the  
beamer package and display it with Adobe Reader.

If you type in

texdoc texdoc

you will get the documentation for texdoc command.



On 8 Feb 2009, at 18:52, Juan Luis Varona wrote:

> Dear Adam R. Maxwell,
> I send a suggestion for TeX Live Utility:
> In texlive/Mac, to find and read the docs corresponding
> to the different latex packages is not easy,
> although all this documentation is in the hard disk.
> TeXLive utility knows where every file of the distribution
> is in the hard disk, including the help.
> For instance, by using the "Show Info" button you can read
> the documentation of the packages that have
> been updated in the texlive server.
> Why not to add the possibility of read the documentation of
> every package, without taking into account if
> it is up to date in the hard disk or not?
> That is, to mimic in TeX Live Utility a part of the behavior
> of TCOBrowser.
> Yours,
> Juan Luis Varona
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