## Name

findtexmf — search files in MiKTeX directories

## Synopsis

`findtexmf` [`option`...] `file`...

## Description

findtexmf can be used to find files in the MiKTeX directories. When the `-file-type` option is not given, the search path used when looking for a file is inferred from the name given, by looking for a known extension. If no known extension is found, the search path for TeX source files is used.

## Options

`--alias=name`

Pretend to be `name` when finding files.

`--help`

Give help and exit.

`--file-type=filetype`

Use the specified file type (see below).

`--list-file-typse`

Print known file types.

`--must-exist`

Allow installation of a packacke, if a file should exist because it is a part of the package.

`--show-path=filetype`

Print the search path for the specified file type (see below).

`--start`

Start the associated program, if the file was found.

`--the-name-of-the-game=name`

Set the name of the engine. Relevant when searching for format files.

`--version`

Show version information and exit.

## File Types

```0 [0x000016a4] INFO findtexmf null - starting with command line: ..\binlib\findtexmf.exe --list-file-types

afm (.afm)
base (.base)
bib (.bib)
bst (.bst)
cid maps (.cid;.cidmap)
clua (.dll;.so)
cnf (.cnf)
cweb (.w)
dvi (.dvi)
enc (.enc)
exe (.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC)
font feature files (.fea)
fmt (.fmt)
hbf (.hbf)
graphic/figure (.eps;.epsi;.png)
gf (.gf)
ist (.ist)
lig files (.lig)
lua (.lua;.luatex;.luc;.luctex;.texlua;.texluc;.tlu)
map (.map)
mem (.mem)
mf (.mf)
mfpool (.pool)
mft (.mft)
mlbib (.mlbib;.bib)
mlbst (.bst)
mp (.mp)
mppool (.pool)
ocp (.ocp)
ofm (.ofm;.tfm)
opl (.opl)
opentype fonts (.otf)
otp (.otp)
ovf (.ovf)
ovp (.ovp)
perlscript (.pl)
pk (.pk)
subfont definition files (.sfd)
tcx (.tcx)
tex (.tex)
texpool (.pool)
TeX system documentation (.chm;.dvi;.html;.txt;.pdf;.ps)
tfm (.tfm)
truetype fonts (.ttf;.ttc)
type1 fonts (.pfb;.pfa)
type42 fonts (.t42)
vf (.vf)
web (.web)
Windows command script file (.bat;.cmd)
297 [0x000016a4] DEBUG findtexmf null - finishing...

```