# Create list of all external files used by master LaTeX document?

Is there an easy way to create a list of all external files (complete path) which are used by a LaTeX document (and its "sub-documents") by

• \input
• \include
• \includegraphics ?

(may I have forgotten some input sources?)

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 You can parse the .log file (not very trivial, though). You can also use strace or similar tool (but this one counts as hardcore). – Andrey Vihrov Jul 31 '11 at 13:19 My dateiliste package includes a list of TeX files parsed in the document, but without complete path. (And not files used by includegraphics or similar.) – Paŭlo Ebermann Jul 31 '11 at 14:22

The snapshot package gives you a list of the external dependencies of a LaTeX document. Use it by saying

\RequirePackage{snapshot}

before the \documentclass command (to have the information written to a .dep file), or by saying

\RequirePackage[log]{snapshot}

before the \documentclass command (to have the information written to the .log file).

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 Is there any way to use this information during the LaTeX build? I am trying to include all the distributed .tex files during a build using \usepackage{embedfile} and \embedfile{<...>.tex}... – fgysin Feb 28 at 8:38

use the perl script mkjobtexmf available with every TeX distribution and run it like

mkjobtexmf --jobname <latex file> --cmd-tex pdflatex

it creates an file <latex file>.fls which shows all used files, e.g. for a testfile named latex6:

PWD /home/voss/Documents
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf.cnf
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/latex.fmt
INPUT latex6.tex
OUTPUT latex6.log
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/article.cls
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo
INPUT /usr/local/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/size10.clo
[ ... ]
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 Or you can simply run pdflatex -recorder to get the same effect. This is what mkjobtexmf does behind the scenes. – Lev Bishop Jul 31 '11 at 20:42 sure, what else should it do? However, you can create a texmf tree depending to the job which is more what -recorder can do. – Herbert Jul 31 '11 at 21:00 the -recorder option is great ! – Suresh Jul 31 '11 at 21:55