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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon May 19 18:05:40 CEST 2014

Am Mon, 19 May 2014 17:39:37 +0200 schrieb Josef Kleber:

>> There are a lot of scripts in there like installfont-tl (bash) or
>> ctanify (perl). And there seems to be indeed some kind of magic that
>> turns all these scripts into an Windows exe!
> Or some kind of shebang evaluation with executing the right 
> interpretator, which need to be installed somehow and somewhere?

If I run installfont-tl on windows I get:

G:\Z-Test>installfont-tl --help
.tlu:643: program not found (not part of TeX Live): bash

I can run perl-based script as I have perl installed, and in general
windows user don't mind to install it.

But imho many wouldn't like to install cygwin. I find it confusing:
all descriptions assume somehow that a linux user wants to get "his
tools" on windows too and this makes it not easy for native windows
users. Similar for msys (which I do have, but is not in my path). 

Ulrike Fischer 

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