mktexlsr - Man Page

create ls-R databases


mktexlsr [directories]


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.

mktexlsr is used to generate the ls-R databases used by the kpathsea library. It will create them for the specified directories, or for a default list if no directories are specified.


mktexlsr accepts the following options:


Print help message and exit.


Print version information and exit.

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Referenced By

kpsewhich(1), otftotfm(1).

The man page texhash(1) is an alias of mktexlsr(1).

31 January 2020 TeX Live