Texdoc - find and view TeX Live documentation

Texdoc is a command line program to find and view documentation in TeX Live. Its primary function is to locate relevant documentation for a given keyword (typically, a LaTeX package name) on your disk, and open it in an appropriate viewer.

The web site texdoc.net provides an online (La)TeX documentation lookup system with an interface similar to the texdoc program.

You can browse texdoc's documentation online (both pdf): user manual and short man page.

Texdoc is part of the TeX Live distribution. (A command named texdoc is available in MiKTeX, but it is merely a shortcut for another program: mthelp, developed independently.)

Mailing list and bug database

Please use the texdoc mailing list for any discussion, such as bug reports (such as finding the wrong file for a given keyword), feature requests, patches, etc. You don't need to subscribe to the list in order to post a message or receive replies. The list archives are public.

It is also fine to post issues to the bug database.

Development

Texdoc development is hosted on github.

Authors and license

Texdoc is currently maintained by Takuto Asakura, Karl Berry, and Norbert Preining. The current Lua incarnation of Texdoc was primarily written by Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard. Previous versions with contributions from Reinhard Kotucha. First texlua versions by Frank Küster. Earlier shell script versions by Thomas Esser, David Aspinall, and Simon Wilkinson.

Texdoc is free software. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL, version 3 or later, as of version 0.42. Earlier versions were in the public domain.


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