Tom Schneider's ToolKit
The toolkit is a directory containing many Unix tools that I use.
Each tool is documented internally. Some extremely useful ones are:
Sampling of other tools:
atchange - on-the-fly automation
yvp quickly get to a paper in PubMed by
nowhere - jump to a directory directly by key name.
Unix tool to see the calendar
for months around the current one.
It uses the Unix cal program to show the surrounding months.
fmti - format text paragraphs
make an html slide show
catch repeated words in a document
unspacefile name, a script
for Unix folks that removes spaces from file names.
compare two files visually
- BibTeX and PubMed Tools
Lists more tools for BibTex and PubMed/PubMedCentral
a simple list of the components in the current toolkit.
The toolkit contains a script called
that will unpack
the tools and put them in a directory called ~/script for you.
Once you have done that, you can use the script
to automate the whole process by obtaining the latest
toolkit by ftp.
- This page is:
You can download the toolkit to a Mac and it will run fine there.
The tools should work under Linux,
but I haven't tested them that much there.
The toolkit has scripts associated with
You can get the entire LaTeX system from
the Tex User Group
I became a
member so I get their wonderful (literally full of wonder!)
A subscription to TUGboat also gets one the yearly distribution
DVD of the software.
This makes installation easy.
You can get help with that from the texhax mailing list,
If there are tools you would like to see (aside from individual
information which is under patent) you can ask
to put them in the kit.
origin: 2002 Oct 10
updated: 2013 Jun 07
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