[tex-live] tlinfra update done

T T t34www at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 15 17:00:27 CET 2009

2009/2/15 Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> T T wrote:
>>> 4NT.exe is supposed to be mostly compatible with cmd.exe batch file
>>> syntax, but perhaps not completely. The lines that triggered errors were
>>> [97]  2>nul del temp\w32_tar.exe temp\__BACKUP_*
>> This works fine in cmd.exe.
> But it's a highly idiosyncratic way of expressing the
> underlying concept, is it not ?  Surely redirection

Is it? I don't know. I've seen it many times in batches, so perhaps
I've grown accustomed to it. But I doubt that this is the problem.
There are more places where redirection is done this way but only that
particular one is reported to cause troubles.

The new update system for Windows does not rely on any quirks or
undocumented features of cmd.exe but I cannot guarantee compatibility
with 3rd party tools.


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