CTAN update: texosquery

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Mon Mar 27 07:43:55 CEST 2017

Nicola Talbot submitted an update to the



Version number: 1.2 2017-03-23
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Cross-platform Java application to query OS 

Announcement text:

* Now has three .jar files depending on the Java installation:

    - texosquery-jre8.jar

      Full application. May be used with the CLDR locale provider
      (Unicode Consortium's Common Locale Data Repository).
      Requires at least Java 8 (use with
      java -Djava.locale.providers=CLDR,JRE or
      add "java.locale.providers=CLDR,JRE" to the
      JAVA_TOOLS_OPTIONS environment variable to access the CLDR)

    - texosquery.jar

      The default version of the application. Can't be used with
      CLDR. Less locale support. Requires at least Java 7.

    - texosquery-jre5.jar

      Cut-down version of the application with significantly less
      locale support. Provided for old systems that can't upgrade,
      but not recommended. (Use of Java 5 or 6 is deprecated.)
      Requires at least Java 5.

   * New texosquery.cfg configuration file. Edit the definition
     of \TeXOSInvokerName to indicate which application you
     need to use. For example, if Java 8 is installed:


     See the installation section of the manual for further details.

   * New command line switches.

   * Actions --list (-i) and --filterlist (-f) now have an
     optional argument to indicate the sort order.

   * When accessing file information, the TEXMF openin_any
     setting is first checked to determine if read access is

   * Returned values now include some shorthand markup that's
     internally converted when read in by \TeXOSQuery. For
     example "texosquery -n" now returns

     \pdfd \fcln 20161113161156\fpls 00\fcsq 00\fcsq

     instead of


     To restore the original behaviour use --compatible 1
     See manual for further details.


The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package's files themselves can be inspected at


    Thanks for the upload.

      For the CTAN Team
     Erik Braun


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