CTAN Update: pdftexcmds

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Mon Nov 25 18:48:27 CET 2019

The Oberdiek Package Support Group submitted an update to the



Version:  0.31 2019-11-24
License:  lppl1.3c

Summary description:  LuaTeX support for pdfTeX utility functions

Announcement text:
 pdftexcmds v0.31 2019/11/24

 This package has been moved to a separate repository, and updated:

 Call iftex package  directly rather than the ifpdf and ifluatex
 wrapper packages.

 Remove unused calls to luatex-loader.

 Update to support \filemoddate \elapsedtime and other commands in
 xetex as \pdf at filemoddate, \pdf at elapsedtime

 Adjust \pdf at escapestring in luatex to produce the same as in pdftex
 in the 8bit range and not drop all non ascii characters.

 Lua support is now just in pdftexcmds.lua, not duplicated as



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
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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