[tex-live] tlmgr feature request
kbrow1i at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 14:12:15 CEST 2009
Is there a way to use tlmgr to find a package containing a given file?
I didn't see it in the documentation, but maybe I missed it. If not, I
think it would be a useful feature. Here's a recent example. I was
compiling a latex file and got a message that epic.sty was missing. I
tried 'tlmgr install epic', but there's no epic package. I then tried
'tlmgr search --file --global epic.sty' and found that there are files
epic.sty and eepic.sty, so I tried 'tlmgr install eepic', and that
worked. But I think it was just luck that 'epic.sty' is part of
'eepic.sty' and that the package containing the latter is called eepic.
Ideally, the output of tlmgr search --file should give not only the full
path name of the file but also the package containing it.
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