new package on CTAN: filecontents

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at
Fri Aug 24 17:06:47 CEST 2001

A new LaTeX package has been installed on and should
make its way through the mirroring process in the next day or two.

Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: filecontents
Name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/supported/filecontents
Summary description: Less-limited version of LaTeX2e's filecontents and filecontents* environments
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
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LaTeX2e's filecontents and filecontents* environments
enable a LaTeX source file to generate external files
as it's run through latex.  However, there are two
limitations of these environments: They refuse to
overwrite existing files, and they can be used only
before the \documentclass declaration.  The
filecontents package removes these limitations, letting
you overwrite existing files and letting you use
filecontents/filecontents* anywhere.

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