[tex-live] Problems with TL2014 Windows command line environment

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Jul 17 03:33:19 CEST 2014

On 2014-07-16 at 12:57:09 -0500, keithpickering . wrote:

 > I just installed TL2014 in Windows Vista and ran through the tests
 > described in the TexLive Guide, section 3.5, using the TL command
 > line box (invoked from the Start Menu). This drops you into the
 > c:\Windows\system32 directory at startup as a default.

Hi Keith,
I must admit that I don't have Windows and thus can't reproduce your
problem.  But I agree with you that c:\Windows\system32 is quite
unfortunate as a current working directory for many reasons.  I would
expect that the default working directory is derived from the
environment variable %USERPROFILE% on Windows.  This is quite
unfortunate either but a halfways reasonable workaround for a
braindead system.

It would be nice if Siep can look into it.  Don't know whether she has
enough time ATM.


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