kpsewhich man page

kpsewhich — standalone path lookup and and expansion for kpathsea

Synopsis

kpsewhich [options] [filenames]

Description

This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documentation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual Kpathsea: A library for path searching.

kpsewhich is used as a standalone front-end of the kpathsea library that can be used to examine variables and find files. When the -format option is not given, the search path used when looking for a file is inferred from the name given, by looking for a known extension. If no known extension is found, the search path for TeX source files is used.

Options

kpsewhich accepts the following options:

-debug num
Set debugging flags.
-D num
Use a base resolution of num; the default, set by the installer, is typically 600.
-dpi num
As -D.
-engine string
Set $engine in the environment, which is used in some search paths.
-expand-braces string
Print variable and brace expansion of string.
-expand-path string
Print complete path expansion of string.
-expand-var string
Print variable expansion of string.
-format name
Use file type name. See the info manual for a list of valid names, or use the -help option to print the list.
-help
Print help message and exit.
-interactive
Ask for additional filenames to look up.
-mktex fmt
enable mktexfmt generation. (fmt=pk/mf/tex/tfm)
-mode string
Set device name for $MAKETEX_MODE to string; no default.
-must-exist
Search the disk as well as ls-R if necessary.
-no-mktex fmt
disable mktexfmt generation. (fmt=pk/mf/tex/tfm)
-path string
Search in the path string.
-progname string
Set program name to string.
-show-path name
Output search path for file type name. See the info manual for a list of valid names, or use the -help option to print the list.
-var-value variable
Print the expansion of variable.
-version
Print version information and exit.

See Also

mktexlsr(1), mktexmf(1), mktexpk(1), mktextfm(1).

Referenced By

bundledoc(1), fig2ps(1), kpsetool(1), kpsewhere(1), otftotfm(1), ps2pk(1).

1 March 2011 Kpathsea 6.2.2