Category : EmTeX is a TeX/LaTeX document editor
Archive   : DTEX25A.ZIP
Filename : README.OS2

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This archive contains sources for Trinkle's detex 2.5 and executables for
OS/2 and DOS:

README original readme from 2.5
detex.exe OS/2 1.x--2.x and DOS executable formatted version of src/detex.1l ("groff -man detex.1l")
readme.os2 this file

lexout.c output of LEX on sparc; flex has problems (see below)
patches.os2 patches (detex.l wants to modify some const strings)
detex.def linker definition file (16-bit versions)
detex-32.def linker definition file
Makefile.os2 makefile for MSC 6.00A or EMX/gcc (tested with dmake 3.8)
notes.os2 notes on the port

The buffering in flex 2.3 is not compatible with the way detex
changes yyin on include files. lexout.c was generated by lex on
a sparc.

The EMX executable will need the runtime files from EMX 0.8g.
These are currently available at in

1. There are targets in makefile.os2 for other compilation options.

2. The original release of the OS/2 and DOS versions contains a bug in the
implementation of yyless, reported by Daniel H. Luecking (see notes.os2).
It could be seen with the following input:
An additional problem has surfaced. The following two patterns caused
a dollar sign in each to be essentially ignored:

\spcd\ $D$ ...
`$C^\infty\,$' may be

3. The earlier release did not check for a drive letter or backslash
when checking for an "absolute path". Note that if TEXINPUT[S] is
set, then detex will not search the current directory unless it
appears in TEXINPUT[S] (see notes.os2, thanks DHL).

Darrel Hankerson [email protected]
17-Feb-1993, updated 22-Jul-1993.

  3 Responses to “Category : EmTeX is a TeX/LaTeX document editor
Archive   : DTEX25A.ZIP
Filename : README.OS2

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: