kpsewhich – standalone path lookup and and expansion for kpathsea

kpsewhich [options] [filenames]

This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documen?
tation 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.

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

-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.

    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.

    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.

See also
mktexlsr, mktexmf, mktexpk, mktextfm.

Kpathsea 3.5.6          7 January 2007          kpsewhich

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