According to: Can I suppress Date Created metadata field in output of pdflatex? and Reproducible LaTeX builds - compile to a file which always hashes to the same value

pdfTeX (versions ≥1.40.17) support the use of \pdfinfoomitdate to suppress the /CreationDate and /ModDate from begin written to the PDF.

I have searched for an equivalent method for XeLaTeX and XeTeX, but have not found anything. Did I miss it somewhere (if so, please present it here and point to where it is in the documentation)? Is there some alternative approach to accomplishing the same thing? Or is it not currently possible at all for XeLaTeX?

In case it is relevant, I am using xdvipdfmx as the output driver.

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    Good question, but I'm afraid the answer is “unless xdvipdfmx gets modified, no”.
    – egreg
    Apr 6, 2017 at 7:25
  • Alright, at least that explains why I couldn't find it anywhere. There is obviously some development with the pdfLaTeX drivers, but your comment suggests xdvipdfmx not so much. Is there place you can point me to maintainers/developers? I'm not entirely clear if this is something generally handled via TUG or through something such as github or sourceforge (or basically not, due to a complete lack of development).
    – whatisit
    Apr 7, 2017 at 5:58


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