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Langue: en

Version: 331996 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


fmtutil - utility for maintaining TeX format files

fmtutil-sys - utility for maintaining TeX format files system-wide


fmtutil [ OPTION... ] COMMAND

fmtutil-sys [ OPTION... ] COMMAND


fmtutil is used to create or recreate format and hyphenation files or show information about format files.

COMMAND is one of:

recreate all format files
--byengine enginename
(re)create formats that depend on the engine enginename
--byfmt formatname
(re)create the format for format formatname
--byhyphen hyphenfile
(re)create formats that depend on the hyphenation file hyphenfile
print a summary of commands and options
create any missing format files
recreate only existing format files
--showhyphen formatname
print the name of the hyphenation file for the format formatname
--enablefmt formatname
enable formatname in config file
--disablefmt formatname
disable formatname in config file
list (enabled and disabled) configurations, filtered to available formats
output the content of the config file
edit fmtutil.cnf file (disabled in Debian)
show version info


--cnffile file
specify the configuration file fmtutil should use
(not implemented, just for compatibility)
--fmtdir directory
set the destination directory for format files generated by fmtutil to directory
(not implemented, just for compatibility)
(not implemented, just for compatibility)
(not implemented, just for compatibility)


default configuration file
Debian-specific directory for configuration file snippets


kpsewhich(1), update-fmtutil(1)


None known, but report any bugs found to <> (mailing list).


fmtutil was written by Thomas Esser <> and is in the public domain.

This manual page was written by C.M. Connelly <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system and later slightly adapted for the teTeX 3 release.

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