[tex-k] -format/-progname

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Oct 27 18:03:57 CET 2003

Suggestions from Hans ...

Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 10:35:01 +0200
From: Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>
To: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
Cc: Fabrice POPINEAU <Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr>
Subject: kpsewhich 

Hi Karl,

Currently the -format needs a -progname as well,

   kpsewhich -format="other text files" -progname=context texexec.pl

How about supporting

   kpsewhich -format="other text files" texexec.pl

as well. It's painfull to write general purpose scripts using kpsewhich 
where one also has to provide a progname. (unless i make my scripts context 
specific and forget about non context users)

also, i think that you should support suffixes like: pl rb py and pdf; 
there are definitely more obscure ones in the list of supported suffixes -)

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