CTAN has a new package: ctan.tools

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun May 11 16:59:15 CEST 2008

The package below has been installed at tug.ctan.org and is working its
way through the system.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: ctan.tools
Author's name: kyanh
Location on CTAN: /support/ctantools
Summary description: some *nix scripts to search, download latex package from CTAN
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

	This small tool is used to seach some LaTeX packages that were listed in CTAN:

	The tool requires wget, lynx, gawk, wc and sed program to run correctly.
	Some linux distribution doesnot contains lynx by default
	and you must install lynx manually before running ./ctan.

	So this tool requires a *nix-liked environment to work.

	This tool was written by kyanh <xkyanh at gmail.com>
	kyanh is a member of Vietnamese TeX Users Group <http://viettug.org>.


	1.0.0 2008/05/11: first version


	ctan :	show all information about this tool
	ctan grep <string> :	search packages match <string>. grep ability is supported.
	ctan update :	update the package list (require lynx, wc and internet connection).
	ctan get <string> :	download packages match <string> to working directory (require wget).


	ctan grep theorem	# search for packages match "theorem"
	ctan grep ^n	# search for packages srated by "n"
	ctan get ^n	# download packages started by "n"


	* package information supported
	* ability to select FTP mirror
	* search by filename, description,...
	* package build script


	This tool is published under LGPL.

	Feel free to contact kyanh <xkyanh at gmail.com>. All feedback are welcome.

This package is located at 
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(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
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