[tex-live] searching help for files w/o documentation

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Thu Dec 18 19:47:18 CET 2008

> > What about adding the following sentence or something similar:
> >
> >   You might also look up the source code in case you know the
> >   exact file name; provided that file `CJKnumb.sty' exists, try
> >
> >     texdoc CJKnumb.sty
> Well, I can see a lot of txt files in the doc tree of CJK.  Doesn't
> one of those document the commands from CJKnumb?

No.  The forthcoming CJK version will contain a proper doc file. :-)

> Concerning the sentence, I'm not sure because I'd like to keep the
> "not found" text as short as possible (as well as any other text)
> because long texts are less likely to be read.  Also, in an ideal
> world texdoc wouldn't have to display the sty files, so I'm not very
> enthusiastic in advertising this feature too much.

Hmm, here we disagree, it seems.  I consider this a very useful
feature, and I would like to make users of texdoc aware that they can
try this also...


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