[tex-live] TeX Live 2013 : Why does "Kpsewhich" give output in wrong format on Windows

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Sep 17 15:07:01 CEST 2013

Am Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:49:00 +0900 schrieb Norbert Preining:

>> 	c:/texlive/2013/texmf-var/tex/generic/config/language.def
>> When I then attempted to paste this into a CD command, I was told :
>> 	The directory name is invalid.
> Because the *cmd* interpreter is stupid. The names are valid.
> Don't blame *us* for stupidity of windows!

> forward slashes are valid separators in most programmin gAPIs in Windows.
> Only cmd.exe does not understand them.

The open dialog of windows 7 doesn't understand it either ;-( (but
the "address line" of the explorer does). It is not really difficult
to replace the slashes through a script but it it nevertheless a
windows  nuisance.

Ulrike Fischer 

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