[tex-live] texdoc -l dvipdfm

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Jul 24 19:48:50 CEST 2008

Hi Manuel,

On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 07:17:45PM +0200, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:

> Heiko Oberdiek scripsit (24.07.2008 11:16)
> > AFAIK "texdoc -l" should find *all* finds that match the name?
> > 
> Depends what you mean with "should" :-) For the moment, I always assumed that
> texdoc "should" continue working (I mean, for existing options) like the
> previous versions did (precisely, the texlua version by Frank Küster and the
> shell script version by Thomas Esser from TL'05, which I can easily test).
> But concerning the -l option, indeed I was thinking since a few days
> (rethinking which search mode should be used in every case) that it's not very
> usefull as it is, and it should rather give something like
> >     ./texmf/doc/man/man1/dvipdfm.pdf
> >     ./texmf/doc/dvipdfm/dvipdfm.pdf
> > 
> indeed.
> > Thus "texdoc -l" seems to be broken.
> > 
> Broken implies it was working better in the past.

I don't know the behaviour in the past.

The manual page says:
| -l, --list
|     Just list all files that match name, do not start a
|     viewer.

> AFAIK this is not the case.

Then the conclusion could be: It was also broken in the past. ;-)

> But I agree that we probably should change it, [...]

Thanks. Otherwise it would be difficult to write the documentation
that describes and explains the behaviour usefulness of option --list
to a naive user like me. :-)

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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