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+++ b/inst/private/get_texi_conf.m
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+## Copyright (C) 2008 Soren Hauberg
+##
+## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+## under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+## the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at
+## your option) any later version.
+##
+## This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+## WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+## MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
+## General Public License for more details.
+##
+## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+## along with this program; see the file COPYING.  If not, see
+## <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+
+## THIS FUNCTION SHOULD BE private
+
+function text = get_texi_conf (srcdir)
+  conf_texi = fullfile (srcdir, "doc", "conf.texi");
+  fid = fopen (conf_texi, "r");
+  text = char (fread (fid).');
+  fclose (fid);
+endfunction