[tex-live] ifplatform: Detection of TeX Live on Windows

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 25 17:56:07 CEST 2009

2009/8/25 Alexander Cherepanov <cherepan at mccme.ru>:
> Hi T!
> On Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:20:22 +0100, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
> It says "unix":-)

Not very useful then.

>> It works on my XP.
> In miktex or in texlive?


> BTW can you print something on your printer by \write'ing to prn?
> What's happening when you \read from con?

I haven't tried with tex but the following perl snippet works as you
would expect - it reads lines of input from console until you pass EOF
marker and then prints them to stdout:

open TMP, '<con:' or die "open con failed: $!";
my @lines = <TMP>;
close TMP;
print @lines;

I think that access to nul, con, prn, etc. has been made transparrent
to applications in NT.



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