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

Josef Kleber josef.kleber at gmx.de
Mon May 19 19:18:49 CEST 2014

Am 19.05.2014 18:05, schrieb Ulrike Fischer:
> 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
> D:\texlive\2014\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:673:
> D:\texlive\2014\bin\win32\runscript
> .tlu:643: program not found (not part of TeX Live): bash

Yes, you need an installed bash, e.g. Cygwin

> 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).

It's not "his tool". If a bash script + gnu tools + ... is an ocean then 
a batch script is a rain drop! ;-)


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