package upgrade: bundledoc

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at
Wed Aug 8 15:52:42 CEST 2001

An upgrade of the bundledoc package has been installed on CTAN.
It should have made its way to your favorite mirror by now.

Jim Hefferon
ftpmaint at


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: bundledoc
Name: Scott Pakin 
Location on CTAN: support/bundledoc
Summary description: Bundle all the files needed to build a LaTeX document
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
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bundledoc is a post-processor for the snapshot package that
bundles together all the classes, packages, and files
needed to build a given LaTeX document.  It reads the .dep
file that snapshot produces, finds each of the files
mentioned therein, and archives them into a single .tar.gz
(or .zip, or whatever) file, suitable for moving across
systems, transmitting to a colleague, etc.

As an added bonus, this distribution includes a small
script called arlatex.  arlatex is a LaTeX-specific
archiving program that combines a bunch of files into a
single .tex file.  When the .tex file is run through latex,
all of the original files are recreated and the LaTeX
document is built.  bundledoc can be easily configured to
use arlatex as its archiver in place of tar, zip, etc.

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