CTAN package upgrade: filecontents

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Wed Aug 18 18:05:39 CEST 2004

A package has been upgraded at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your 
favorite mirror.

Thank you for the upload,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: filecontents
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/filecontents
Summary description: Improved version of LaTeX2e's filecontents environment
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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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, making
it possible to overwrite existing files and to use
filecontents/filecontents* anywhere.
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