kpsewhich - standalone path lookup and and expansion for kpathsea
kpsewhich [options] [filenames]
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
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
- -dpi num
- As -D.
- -engine string
- Set $engine in the environment, which is used in some search
- -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.
- Print help message and exit.
- 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
- 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
- -var-value variable
- Print the expansion of variable.
- Print version information and exit.