New on CTAN: filedate

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Sat Oct 20 17:14:53 CEST 2012

Uwe Lück submitted the


package to CTAN.

Summary description: Access and compare info and modification dates
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

`filedate.sty' provides basic access to the date of a LaTeX 
source file according to its \ProvidesFile, \ProvidesPackage, 
or \ProvidesClass entry -- the "info date" --, as well as to 
its modification date according to \pdffilemoddate if the 
latter is available. Moreover commands are provided to compare 
the "info date" with the modification date, with "today"'s 
date, or with another date that a script accessing modifica-
tion dates such as may insert, and to choose 
the effect of comparisons (error vs. "notice", reference date 
characterization). Thus updating the "info date" ("date con-
sistency") of a source file may be ensured by a test during 
typesetting from it or by some (shell/TeX) script.

In fact the test today admonished me to update the 
documentation source and driver `filedate.tex'. Another 
motivating example of "date inconsistency" was `nicefilelist' 
v0.6 as of 2012-10-11 (see version history) with "info date" 

REQUIRED PACKAGES: `readprov' for two commands


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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