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       bundledoc - bundle all the files needed by a LaTeX document

       bundledoc [--version] [--help] [--[no]verbose] [--texfile=file]
       [--directory=directory] [--[no]localonly] [--exclude=string]
       [--include=filespec] [--manifest=file]
       [--listdeps=[yes|no|only|rel]...]  [--[no]keepdirs] [--config=file]
       .dep file

       bundledoc is a post-processor for the snapshot package that bundles
       together all the classes, packages, and files needed to build a given
       LaTeX document.  It reads the .dep file that snapshot produces, finds
       each of the files mentioned therein, and packages them into a single
       archive file (e.g., a .tar.gz file), suitable for moving across
       systems, transmitting to a colleague, etc.

       As the simplest example possible, consider a LaTeX file called, say,

           \RequirePackage{snapshot}       % Needed by bundledoc

           Hello, world!

       The "\RequirePackage{snapshot}" causes a hello.dep file to be produced.
       When bundledoc is then given "hello.dep" as an argument, it locates the
       dependent files -- snapshot.sty, article.cls, and size11.clo -- and
       bundles them into a single archive file, along with hello.tex and a
       MANIFEST file (described in "OPTIONS", below).

       In the following descriptions, somefile refers to the name of your main
       LaTeX document (no extension).

       bundledoc requires the name of the dependency file produced by snapshot
       (normally somefile.dep).  The following options may also be given:

           Output the bundledoc script's version number.  This overrides all
           of the remaining options.

           Give a brief usage message.  This overrides all of the remaining

       --[no]verbose                    (default: "noverbose")
           bundledoc normally does not output anything except error messages.
           With "--verbose", it outputs copious status messages.

       --texfile=main .tex file            (default: somefile.tex)
           snapshot's dependency file does not list the main LaTeX file (the
           one that gets passed to latex).  In order for bundledoc to find and
           bundle that file, bundledoc assumes it has the same name as the
           snapshot dependency file but with a .tex extension.  If this is not
           the case, then use "--texfile" to specify the correct filename.

       --directory=archive directory       (default: somefile)
           When bundledoc creates an archive (e.g., a .tar or .zip file)
           containing the document's files, it puts all of them in a directory
           to avoid cluttering the current directory with files.  If the given
           dependency file is called somefile.dep then the resulting archive
           will, by default, store all the dependent files in a somefile
           directory.  To change the directory name use the "--directory"

       --[no]localonly                  (default: "nolocalonly")
           Although bundledoc normally archives all of the files named in the
           .dep file, the "--localonly" option tells bundledoc to exclude all
           files located in a directory other than the .tex file's directory
           or one of its subdirectories.

       --exclude=string                    (default: none)
           While "--localonly" causes files outside of the .tex file's
           directory tree to be omitted from the archive, "--exclude" provides
           finer-grained control over files to omit from the archive.  The
           "--exclude" option, which can be specified repeatedly on the
           command line, causes all files whose name contains string to be
           omitted from the archive.

       --include=filespec                  (default: none)
           The "--include" option, which can be specified repeatedly on the
           command line, instructs bundledoc to include in the archive all of
           the files matching filespec, even if they're not referenced in the
           .dep file.

       --manifest=manifest file            (default: MANIFEST)
           In addition to the dependent files, bundledoc includes in the
           archive file one extra file called, by default, ``MANIFEST''.
           MANIFEST is a text file that lists the original filenames of all
           the dependencies.  To change the filename from ``MANIFEST'' to
           something else, use the "--manifest" option.  As a special case,
           "--manifest=""" tells bundledoc not to include a manifest file at

       --listdeps=[yes|no|only|rel]...]       (default: "no")
           "--listdeps" accepts one or more of "yes", "no", "only", or "rel"
           as a comma-separated list.  As long as "no" does not appear in this
           list, bundledoc outputs all of the main LaTeX file's dependencies.
           If the list contains "rel", then bundledoc outputs the list of
           dependencies with relative pathnames.  If the list contains "only",
           then bundledoc exits after displaying the list, without producing
           an archive.

       --[no]keepdirs                   (default: "nokeepdirs")
           Normally, the archive file that bundledoc produces contains a
           single directory -- and subdirectories, if the document refers
           explicitly to them -- in which all the dependent files lie.  If
           "--keepdirs" is specified, all the dependent files are stored with
           their original pathnames.  For example, if somefile.tex depends on
           figures/somefigure.eps, article.cls, and snapshot.sty, then the
           somefile archive will normally contain the following files:

           o   somefile/somefile.tex

           o   somefile/figures/somefigure.eps

           o   somefile/article.cls

           o   somefile/snapshot.sty

           o   somefile/MANIFEST

           However, "--keepdirs" will cause the somefile archive to contain
           the following sorts of filenames instead:

           o   home/me/mydocs/somefile.tex

           o   home/me/mydocs/figures/somefigure.eps

           o   usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/base/article.cls

           o   usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/snapshot/snapshot.sty

           "--directory" is not used when "--keepdirs" is in effect.  In
           addition, no manifest file is written to the archive file as it
           contains redundant information.

       --config=configuration file         (default: <none>)
           The "--config" option is used to point bundledoc to the appropriate
           configuration (.cfg) file for your TeX distribution and operating
           system.  bundledoc comes with a few configuration files and it's
           easy to write more.  See "CONFIGURATION FILES" (below) for a
           description of the configuration file format.

       Configuration files follow a fairly simple format.  Lines beginning
       with "#" are comments.  Blank lines are ignored.  All other lines are
       of the form:

           variable: value

       The current version of bundledoc recognizes the following variables:

           The command to use to bundle a set of files into a single archive

           The affix to a command to discard its output

           The command to find a file within the TeX tree(s).

       Values that are too long for one line can be split across multiple
       lines by using "\" as the line-continuation symbol.

       There are two environment variables that bundledoc makes available for
       use by configuration-file commands: "BDBASE", which is set to somefile
       (as in "OPTIONS"), and "BDINPUTS", which is set to a space-separated
       list of files that a command is to operate upon.  That is, when the
       command associated with "bundle" is running, "BDINPUTS" contains the
       list of all the files that are to be archived.  In contrast, when the
       command associated with "find" is running, "BDINPUTS" contains the name
       of the file to search for.

       The following configuration file parallels bundledoc's default values
       of the various configuration-file variables, which represents a
       kpathsea-based TeX distribution running on a generic Unix system, which
       doesn't necessarily have any of the GNU tools, such as gzip or GNU tar:

           # "Default" configuration file
           # By Scott Pakin <scott+bdoc@pakin.org>

           bundle: (tar -cvf - $BDINPUTS | compress > $BDBASE.tar.Z)
           sink:   > /dev/null 2>&1
           find:   kpsewhich -progname=latex $BDINPUTS

       The parentheses in the "bundle:" line tell the Unix shell to run the
       command in a subshell.  This is to make the "sink:" affix work properly
       (i.e., so there aren't two ">"'s in the same command).

       Notice how the commands treat "BDBASE" and "BDINPUTS" like any other
       environment variables in a Unix shell, using "$" to take their value.
       Other operating systems use different conventions for referring to
       environment variables.  For instance, a configuration file for a
       Windows-based TeX distribution would use "%BDBASE%" and "%BDINPUTS%"

       The value for "sink:" is specific to an operating system.  The value
       for "find:" is specific to a TeX distribution.  "bundle:" is where the
       most opportunity for customization lies.  You can use "bundle:" to
       specify your favorite archive format.  For example, you can produce a
       shar file on Unix with something like:

           bundle: (shar --archive-name="$BDBASE" $BDINPUTS > $BDBASE.sh)

       or a CAB file on Microsoft Windows with something like:

           bundle: cabarc -r -p N %BDBASE%.cab %BDINPUTS%

       Assume that myfile.dep was produced from myfile.tex by following the
       instructions in the Description section.  The following command
       produces a .zip file with the MikTeX TeX distribution running on
       Microsoft Windows:

           bundledoc --config=miktex.cfg myfile.dep

       (In practice, it's probably necessary to specify to "--config" the
       complete path to bundledoc's miktex.cfg configuration file.)

       The following builds a .tar.gz archive with the TeX Live distribution
       running on a Unix-like operating system.  bundledoc will produce
       verbose output describing its operations.  All files not in the same
       directory tree as myfile.tex and all files containing ".fd" or ".sty"
       in their names are omitted.  However, all .bib files in the current
       directory will be included in the archive even though none of them are
       referenced by myfile.dep.  Finally, no MANIFEST file will be produced.

           bundledoc --config=texlive-unix.cfg --verbose --localonly \
             --exclude=.fd --exclude=.cfg --include="*.bib" --manifest="" \

       The user must have previously installed snapshot.sty and used it to
       produce a dependency file for his document.  Besides that, the set of
       external files needed by bundledoc is system-specific and depends on
       the configuration file used.  (See "CONFIGURATION FILES", above.)

       bundledoc currently comes with two configuration files:

           Configuration file for TeX Live installations on Unix or Linux.
           TeX Live is a kpathsea-based TeX distribution that runs on various
           flavors of Unix and Microsoft Windows.  texlive-unix.cfg assumes
           you have gzip and uses it to produce a .tar.gz archive file.  The
           configuration file has bundledoc use kpsewhich to find LaTeX files.

           Configuration file for MikTeX installations.  MikTeX is a popular
           TeX distribution for Microsoft Windows.  miktex.cfg assumes you
           have zip and uses it to produce a .zip archive file.  The
           configuration file now has bundledoc use kpsewhich to find LaTeX
           files; older version of MikTeX required the rather nonstandard
           initexmf for this purpose.

           This is a variant of texlive-unix.cfg that uses arlatex instead of
           gzip to archive files.  arlatex is a script included in the
           bundledoc distribution that generates a self-extracting .tex file
           based on LaTeX's "filecontents" environment.

   Including and excluding files
       The "--localonly", "--exclude", and "--include" options provide control
       over the archive's contents.  "--exclude" and "--include" can be
       specified repeatedly on the command line.  The order in which these
       options are specified is immaterial; bundledoc processes file
       inclusions and exclusions in the following order:

       1.  All files referenced by the .dep file are added to the list of
           files to archive.

       2.  If "--localonly" is specified, all files not found in the .tex
           file's directory are removed from the list.

       3.  For each "--exclude" string specified, all files containing that
           string are removed from the list.

       4.  For each "--include" file specification, the set of files
           designated by its expansion are added to the list.

   Issues When Running Under Microsoft Windows
       First, because bundledoc is a Perl script, you should do one of the
       following to run it under Windows:

       o   "perl bundledoc"

       o   Rename bundledoc to bundledoc.pl and run "bundledoc.pl".  (This is
           assuming you have a file association set up for .pl.)

       o   Run the pl2bat script (if you have it) to convert bundledoc to
           bundledoc.bat, then run "bundledoc".

       Second, Windows uses a multi-rooted filesystem (i.e., multiple drive
       letters).  I wouldn't be surprised if bad things were to happen if the
       files to be bundled are scattered across drives.  In addition, Windows
       supports ``UNC'' filenames, which have no drive letter at all, just a
       machine and share name.  UNC filenames are also untested waters for
       bundledoc.  Be careful!

   Testing Status
       I have tested bundledoc only with Perl v5.6.0 and later and only on the
       following platforms:

       o   Linux + TeX Live

       o   Linux + teTeX

       o   Windows NT + MiKTeX

       o   Solaris + ??? (something kpathsea-based)

       It is my hope that bundledoc works on many more platforms than those.
       I tried to make the program itself fairly independent of the operating
       system; only the configuration files should have to change to run
       bundledoc on a different system.

   Future Work
       I'd like bundledoc to work on as wide a variety of TeX distributions as
       possible.  If your platform is significantly different from the ones
       listed in "Testing Status" (e.g., if you're running ) and you need to
       create a substantially different configuration file from
       texlive-unix.cfg and miktex.cfg, please send it to me at the address
       listed in "AUTHOR" so I can include it in a future version of
       bundledoc.  (I make no promises, though).

       Once bundledoc works on all the major operating systems and TeX
       distributions it would be really convenient if I could get bundledoc to
       detect the platform it's running on and automatically select an
       appropriate configuration file.

       Finally, it would be handy for bundledoc to include fonts in the
       archive file.  At a minimum, it should include .tfm files, but it would
       be even better if it included .mf, .pfb, .ttf, and other common font
       formats, as well.

       Thanks to Fabien Vignes-Tourneret for suggesting what became the
       "--localonly" option and for a discussion that led to the "--exclude"
       and "--include" options; and to Marius Kleiner for updating bundledoc
       to properly handle document subdirectories.

       arlatex(1), gzip(1), kpsewhich(1), latex(1), perl(1), zip(1), the
       snapshot documentation

       Scott Pakin, scott+bdoc@pakin.org

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