[tex-live] getnonfreefonts --help

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Sat Jan 24 22:15:44 CET 2009

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 23 January 2009 Lars Madsen wrote:
>  > getnonfreefonts --help states
>  > 
>  > getnonfreefonts installs fonts in $TEXMFHOME.
>  > getnonfreefonts-sys installs fonts in $TEXMFLOCAL.
>  > 
>  > for a non technical user who does not know anything about the difference 
>  > between $TEXMFHOME and $TEXMFLOCAL, I would suggest changing this.
>  > 
>  > At least make sure that the user knows that getnonfreefonts will install 
>  > locally for this user only, whereas getnonfreefonts-sys installs for all 
>  > users.
> Hi Lars,
> I don't think that the getnonfreefonts help message is a good place for
> basic kpathsea documentation.  I'm wondering how people can be aware
> of getnonfreefonts if they didn't look into the TeX Live manaul already. 
> BTW, if you run getnonfreefonts --help, it prints to screen where it
> would install the files.
>   Directories:
>        temporary: '/tmp/501-reinhard/getfont-<PID>'
>        install:   '/home/reinhard/texmf'
>  > $TEXMFLOCAL does not really sound global...
> ...but this is not getnonfreefonts specific.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard

but why is this at the bottom and not at the top

users have a tendency to stop reading when there is something they do 
not understand

some people jut just the script because someone told them to, they would 
never read the TeX Live Manual, often does not even know it exist.



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