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Appendix C. LaTeX Software and User Grou... > C.4. Finding the documentation on yo...

C.4. Finding the documentation on your TeX system

When you want to use a LaTeX package, it would be nice if you could study the documentation without having to remember where the relevant files are located on your TeX system. Two ways exist to help you in your search: texdoc and its derivative texdoctk.

C.4.1. texdoc—Command-line interface for a search by name

Thomas Esser developed the program texdoc, which is part of the TeX Live distribution. If you know the name of the file describing a package, you can find the relevant documentation files as follows:

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The -l option tells texdoc to list only the path to the files that fulfill the selection criterion (in this case, files called pspicture regardless of their extension). If you do not specify the -l option, texdoc will show you the contents of the documentation file (in this case, pspicture.dvi) with the help of the relevant display program (for instance, xdvi or Windvi).


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