A few weeks ago (like maybe 5?) \@currname worked fine. Then I guess I updated MikTeX, which I do pretty often, and now it doesn't. MWE:

% scrap.sty

% scrap.tex

The title ends up as 12. Am I doing something wrong here?

  • What did \@currname output previously? Perhaps you're looking for \jobname?
    – Werner
    Jul 9, 2016 at 3:59
  • The name of the style file.
    – Mark
    Jul 9, 2016 at 4:02
  • According to source2e, it is set by \@onefilewithoptions. Presumably it is called by \usepackage. Jul 9, 2016 at 4:21
  • I had to update MikTeX two times in a row to make it work properly. Maybe this works. Jul 9, 2016 at 7:06
  • I am feeling silly. Werner was right. Everything is working after all.
    – Mark
    Jul 9, 2016 at 7:56

1 Answer 1


The default consequence of writing \title{<stuff>} results in <stuff> being stored inside \@title, which is eventually used by \maketitle. Moreover, <stuff> is not expanded at all, so using a macro that changes based on context may result in an unwanted outcome.

Ways around this could be to explicitly expand \@currname as part of the title. Two ways are:




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%\xdef\@title{1\@currname2}% Option 1
\begingroup\edef\x{\endgroup\noexpand\title{1\@currname2}}\x% Option 2



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