[tex-live] Where to find the official Latex manual

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Wed Mar 4 12:03:41 CET 2009

On  4 Mar, 2009, at 03:57, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> On  3 Mar, 2009, at 19:37, Steven Woody wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> In some pdf's in the texlive installation, it was sometimes  
>>> mentioned of a document named 'latex manual', but I don't know  
>>> where exactly the file is.
>> Maybe is this one:
>> /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/doc/latex/base/usrguide.pdf
> I didn't know this (!), but now that I do, I can suggest
> that rather than locate it by hand, you simply type :
> 	TeXdoc usrguide

Indeed. And if this is the right file, I think `` texdoc latex ''  
should open this, instead of /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf/doc/man/ 
man1/latex.pdf, as this latter file is just the PDF output of `` man  
latex ''.

On the other hand, there is such a wealth of information in

/usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/doc   and


that it is worth to take a look in there from time to time.



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