[tex-live] tlmgr

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Fri Jan 2 06:23:23 CET 2009

jleal at didaskalikos.org jleal at didaskalikos.org wrote:

>TeXLive Manager doesn't work in my Windows Vista Business. When I click
>into the launcher (Start -Programms...) the utility do nothing.
>Jerónimo Leal

This happens on WinXP also. The shortcut runs (essentially)
   (path)\cmd.exe (path)\tlmgr.exe gui
when it should be
   (path)\cmd /c (path)\tlmgr,bat gui
(The actual command depends on the paths to cmd.exe and tlmgr.bat)

What is missing is the switch /c.
If you right click on
   TeX Live Manager
in the Start Menu, select Properties, and go to the Shortcut tab,
you can edit the Target box and add the /c.

Alternatively, you can open a cmd.exe window and type in
   tlmgr gui
to run the manager directly.


Daniel Luecking
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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