[tex-live] TeXLive (Windows) bash script -> exe

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon May 19 15:58:43 CEST 2014

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Josef Kleber [josef.kleber at gmx.de]
Sent: 19 May 2014 15:39
To: TeX Live
Subject: [tex-live] TeXLive (Windows) bash script -> exe


i wrote a bash script osmimage
(http://jklatex.square7.de/download/osmimage), which downloads an
OpenStreetMap specified by options.

Furthermore, i plan to write a LaTeX package, which uses this script via
\write18 (see:

The Windows version of TeXLive can not execute bash scripts as such. But
i know you can provide a xxx.exe which executes the bash script xxx, as
my installfont-tl.
Is it enough to kindly ask that you create such an exe or is there
something i can do?
The script is not very fancy: command line options -> set defaults ->
some checks -> construct URL -> wget

Without the exe the only possibility to make it run on Windows is to
install not just Cygwin but also its TeXLive package. The Windows
version executes \write18 in cmd.exe! So you end up having two TeX
distributions installed. Very, very ugly from a user's point of view.


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