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:
Set debugging flags.
-D num Use a base resolution of num; the default, set by the installer,
is typically 600.
Set $engine in the environment, which is used in some search
Print variable and brace expansion of string.
Print complete path expansion of string.
Print variable expansion of string.
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.
enable mktexfmt generation. (fmt=pk/mf/tex/tfm)
Set device name for $MAKETEX_MODE to string; no default.
Search the disk as well as ls-R if necessary.
disable mktexfmt generation. (fmt=pk/mf/tex/tfm)
Search in the path string.
Set program name to string.
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
Print the expansion of variable.
Print version information and exit.
mktexlsr, mktexmf, mktexpk, mktextfm.
Kpathsea 3.5.6 7 January 2007 kpsewhich