8.3 Pooltype: Display WEB pool files
Pooltype shows the so-called "string number" of each string in a WEB
pool file (Note: WEB), as output by Tangle (Note: tangle
invocation), including the first 256 strings corresponding to the
possible input characters. Pooltype primarily serves as an example of
WEB conventions to implementors of the TeX system. Synopsis:
pooltype [OPTION]... POOLFILE[.pool]
No path searching is done for POOLFILE. Output is to standard output.
The only options are `--help' and `--version' (Note: Common
As an example of the output, here is the (edited) output for
256: "pool size"
1314: "Using character substitution: "
(23617 characters in all.)
In Metafont and MetaPost, the first 256 characters are actually
represented as single bytes (i.e., themselves), not in the `^^'
notation. Consider Pooltype as showing the results after conversion for
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