[tex-live] Where to find the official Latex manual
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 12:27:35 CET 2009
2009/3/4 Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com>:
> On 4 Mar, 2009, at 03:57, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>> Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>> On 3 Mar, 2009, at 19:37, Steven Woody wrote:
>>>> 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:
>> 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 ''.
In TL2007 "texdoc latex" finds
/usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf/doc/latex/base/latex.pdf which is muc
more useful than usrguide.pdf. this file does not exist in TL2008, I
have not found it in the svn repository.
> 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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