[tex-live] Minor problem with updmap in WinXP under TCC

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Thu Aug 20 20:24:05 CEST 2009

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:32:11PM +0100, T T wrote:
> 2009/8/19 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
> >    -         @lines = `$ENV{'COMSPEC'} /c dir /b /s $f`; # rk.
> >    +         @lines = `\"$ENV{'COMSPEC'}\" /c dir /b /s $f`; # rk.
> >
> > Thanks very much.  I installed that fix.
> >
> I wonder if this $ENV{'COMSPEC'} is needed at all. This works for me as well:
> perl -e "print `dir /b /s`"
> Cheers,
> Tomek

For the previous release, I have run into situations where this
%COMSPEC% /c was necessary, but I don't remember exactly what these
situations were. If it works fine without, feel free to remove.

There have also been discussions about `cmd' vs. `%COMSPEC%'.
Although parametrization is in general A Good Thing, in this case,
in hindsight I think cmd would have been better. Again, Tomek, feel
free to change.

Siep Kroonenberg

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