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texdoc finds no results for any package

Whatever package name I use when invoking texdoc, I get no results. Which seems to indicate that something is missing from the setup. I made sure that several documentation packages are installed. ...
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Tex Live 2014 full installation does not have documentation files

I installed the Full scheme of Tex Live 2014 with install-tl on RHEL 5. I find that it no longer has the texdoc-accessible PDF documentation. Am I missing something? Or is excluding the ...
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texdoc can't find pgf [closed]

While I have the indispensable pgfmanual.pdf located in /usr/share/doc/texmf/pgf/, texmf/pgf$ pwd /usr/share/doc/texmf/pgf texmf/pgf$ ls pgfmanual.pdf texmf/pgf$ texdoc cannot find it. ~$ texdoc ...
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More generic tool than TeXdoc?

I'm wondering if there is a more generic tool than TeXdoc to browse (and generate) documentation. With TeXdoc, one retrieves (as far as I know) the documentation .pdf of the package. This requires ...
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Which books can I read via texdoc?

For years, I was faithfully downloading a copy of TeX by Topic whenever I reinstalled my computer. Then I learnt about texdoc texbytopic and my life got just that smidgen easier. I've just returned ...
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How do I set the documentation PDF for my package?

I wanted to check the syntax of something in one of my packages, and rather than hunt for the file on my system I just did texdoc hobby on the command line. To my dismay, this brought up the PDF ...
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Unable to find the documentation of TikZ/PGF 3.0

After upgrading to the latest version of TikZ/PGF I cannot access, using texdoc, the newer version of the documentation. When I invoke texdoc tikz it tries to open the version that used to reside in: ...
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Adding a manually installed package/program manual into `texdoc`

I have manually installed a package/program related to LaTeX (it's writer2latex aka w2l in this case). Is there a way how to make texdoc w2l open the PDF documentation of this package?
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texdoc won't work?

When i type the command "texdoc texdoc" in xterm it says: Sorry, no documentation found for texdoc. If you are unsure about the name, try searching CTAN's TeX catalogue at ...
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Use texdoc within a shell script (in Alfred.app) doesn’t work

I’m trying to call textoc from OS X Application Alfred as a shell script. And with Alfred everything seems fine—I already asked the developers but they say that the script should work. When ...
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Lack of relevant documentation when using texdoc

A few weeks ago I stumbled into this problem when trying to use texdoc for the very first time. That issue has been resolved. I completely reinstalled TeXLive 2012, using the complete scheme to ...
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Usage of central documentation system for TeXLive distribution (texdoc)

Recently, when peeking over the shoulder of someone who has years of experience working with TeX, I saw him type something into the terminal that caused a pdf with the documentation for a LaTeX ...
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How can I make texdoc find certain documentation?

(This is a question in relation to something brought up in chat, http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/41?m=1918860#1918860.) I'm using TeX Live 2009 in Ubuntu 11.04 and neither texdoc pgf nor ...
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Is there a simple way to open “.sty” files by something similar to the “texdoc”?

Is there a simple way to open ".sty" files by something similar to the "texdoc"? I'm looking for something like texsty to simply open .sty files.
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How can I get documentation for the LaTeX letter class?

I am trying out TeX and writing some correspondence in it just to learn the basic commands. For the "letter" document class, I have found this reference site: ...
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LaTeX, package documentation look-up

I am on OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard) using TeXLive-2011 to typeset a simple .tex file I am editing in Vim and trying to learn. My problem is: how do I... gradually learn about what TeX can do for me get ...
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texdoc can't find gnome-open (ubuntu 12.04, texlive 2009)

I have a full texlive ubuntu (2009) installation and typing something like texdoc caption returns the following error message: sh: 1: gnome-open: not found if I type texdoc -f, I get the message: ...
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How do I make the command texdoc latex2e to open the PDF version by default?

I found a latex2e.pdf in my MiKTeX installation tree. How do I make texdoc latex2e open the PDF version by default? UPDATE: I tried renaming latex2e.html to something else, and now the PDF version is ...
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texdoc doesn’t search at $TEXMFHOME

I built a little private package and I want texdoc to find its manual. So I moved the documentation to <TEXMFHOME>/doc/twindex.pdf (i.e. ~/Library/texmf/doc/twindex.pdf on my Mac). But if I call ...
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Customizing texdoc - funny search path

I want to ensure that texdoc cool opens up texmf-dist/doc/latex/cool/Content_LaTeX_Package_Demo.pdf instead of texmf-dist/doc/latex/cool/cool.pdf: My default configuration is this: $ texdoc -l cool ...
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How to search a documentation about an tex-function in command-line way on linux?

How can I search things about some functions in LaTeX on Linux in the command-line? Tried texdoc, but texdoc cite, for example, don't works. I would like a tool to search about LaTeX functions in ...
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How to improve texdoc results?

texdoc often fails for me, e.g. $ locate beameruserguide.pdf /usr/share/doc/latex-beamer/beameruserguide.pdf.gz $ texdoc -l beamer 1 ...
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How to set preferred PDF viewer for texdoc in TeXLive 2010 pretest.

I had evince, installed TexLive 2010 pretest (ubuntu lucid linx, fresh install). texdoc was using evince. Then I installed kubuntu ontop, and texdoc switched to okular. Now I've installed acroread and ...
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Where do I get a list of all possible texdoc's?

An easy way out would be to just texdoc the package name, but almost everyone knows that this does not apply to all packages. Some examples: I didn't know there was a usrguide There is an ...
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Where are the texdocs for the built-in LaTeX document classes?

I can texdoc for the following classes: letter slides proc But, where are the texdocs for the following built-in document classes? article report book
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How do I read the texdoc for the letter document class?

I am reading the texdoc for the letter document class. But it doesn't say anything about getting started. I think this is a commented source code document. Yes, it lists all the features of the letter ...