[tex-live] kpsewhich

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Mar 26 16:22:56 CET 2004


When using kpsewhich, there is a dependency on the OS


   kpsewhich -expand-var "\$SELFAUTOPARENT"
   kpsewhich -expand-var '$SELFAUTOPARENT'


   kpsewhich -expand-var $SELFAUTOPARENT
   kpsewhich -expand-var "$SELFAUTOPARENT"

this means that it's rather uncomfortable to write scripts that are 
portable. So, i wonder if it's possible to make kpsewhich in this respect 
platform independent.

for instance:


expects a var, so maybe supporting

   kpsewhich -expand-var SELFAUTOPARENT

makes sense as well.


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