kpsetool(1) General Commands Manual kpsetool(1)

kpsetool - script to make teTeX-style kpsetool, kpsexpand, and kpsepath available

kpsetool [ OPTIONS... ] COMMAND

kpsexpand [ OPTIONS... ] STRING

kpsepath [ OPTIONS... ] PATHTYPE

kpsetool is a Bourne shell script that makes a teTeX-style kpsetool, kpsexpand, and kpsepath available. kpsetool uses web2c´s (new) kpsexpand binary, so the syntax for kpsexpand is incompatible with teTeX´s as of version 0.4.

set Metafont mode
pretend to be progname to kpathsea
act like kpsepath(1)
act like kpsexpand(1)
act like kpsewhich(1)


Metafont memory dump
BibTeX bibliography source
BibTeX style files
Kpathsea runtime configuration files
dvips config files
dvips header files
TeX memory dump
generic font bitmap
MetaPost memory dump
Metafont source
Metafont program strings
MetaPost source
MetaPost program strings
MetaPost support files
Other kinds of figures
packed bitmap font
TeX source
TeX program strings
TeX font metrics
troff fonts
virtual font


Kpathsea: A library for path searching (info or DVI file)

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kpsetool was written by Thomas Esser in March, 1997. kpsetool is in the public domain.

This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It is now maintained as part of TeX Live.

8 March 2022 TeX Live