The package infwarerr is included in quite a few packages (by means of \RequirePackage{infwarerr}and most of the times an option with a date) and it results (once) in the line:

Package: infwarerr 2019/12/03 v1.5 Providing info/warning/error messages (HO)

I would like to suppress this message, is this possible?

I found the question Filtering with silence but this did not have the desired effect.

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    every package issues such a line, so why do you want to suppress only for this package? Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 14:55
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    I would bet it is making false positives when searching the log for error @UlrikeFischer :-) Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 15:01
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    @DavidCarlisle oh, well the easy solution would be to ask infwarerr to change the text. ;-) Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 15:07
  • @DavidCarlisle nearly I want it to suppress it because of the "warning.
    – albert
    Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 15:14
  • Suppressing the the text of the Providing message (or similar) for other packages would not be a show stopper for me.
    – albert
    Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 15:18

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If you really want this you can load the package first with the message disabled, so it will not reload when called from packages.

\def\protected@wlog#1{\wlog{package info suppressed}}


has log entries

package info suppressed


Package: hyperref 2023-02-07 v7.00v Hypertext links for LaTeX

Package: ltxcmds 2020-05-10 v1.25 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)

showing just the one package is affected

  • This is what I like and want. Thanks.
    – albert
    Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 15:59
  • Indeed, scanning the log file for "error" seems like the intended purpose. Perhaps the brute force approach (my only method) would be to copy infwarerr.sty to the document directory, where it will have precedence. Then manually edit that copy to remove the message. Might also work with texmf-local, as long as the package is not often updated.
    – user287367
    Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 17:10

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