[tex-live] Update all installed failed

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 18:00:03 CET 2010

2010/11/15 Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
>> I added this to my TODO list, but I won't get around to it for at
>> least a couple of months (if at all; it's not that trivial with the
>> scripting tools we use and I don't see it as a real priority).
> Excellent news, Tomek : please let me know if I can help in any way.
> ** Phil.
Just an idea: if you try to open tex.exe in the append mode and it
succeeds, you know that the file is not used and you can overwrite it.
you can immediatelly close it without writing anything. It may be good
to set the ctime to the old value. If opening fails, it means that the
file is in use. I do not know whether such an approach works but it
looks simple.

Zdeněk Wagner

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