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ctan script 1.5.0 released

use CTAN mirrors
Added by over 3 years ago

Description: This jifty tool helps you to seach/download LaTeX packages listed at or search/download any files in (or its mirror). The tool requires lynx wget tar bzip2 sed sort awk grep so you should use it on a nix-liked system.

News: This version uses a bigger cache files to store package information (size, date), and it can automatically select CTAN mirror when you download packages or update database.


Athor: This tool was written by Anh K. Huynh <xkyanh{@}gmail{.}com>


  1. 1.0.0 2008/05/11: first version
  2. 1.1.0 2008/05/15: search files (use cache file)
  3. 1.2.0 2008/05/16: smaller cache. Thanks to Karl Berry
  4. 1.3.0 2008/05/23: everything is cached. Faster. New options. Thanks to texer
  5. 1.4.0 2009/09/12: auto. select ctan mirror (suggested by Jim Hefferon)
  6. 1.5.0 2009/09/13: load database from