[tex-live] option --dry-run to backup action did not output anything
jfbu at free.fr
Fri Apr 8 10:58:38 CEST 2016
>> ~$ tlmgr backup --clean=0 --all --dry-run
>> does not output anything.
> Indeed, but it should have logged something into
> (in TEXMFSYSVAR/web2c), even in dry-run mode.
~$ kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFSYSVAR
~$ less /usr/local/texlive/2016/texmf-var/web2c/tlmgr.log
does not display any pruning action, it only contains
[Fri Apr 8 08:14:32 2016] update: texlive.infra (40294 -> 40301)
[Fri Apr 8 08:17:57 2016] update: collection-fontsextra (40207 -> 40334)
>> Unfortunately I forgot to check after the first call
>> with --dry-run if anything had been pruned.
> No, it hasn't ;-)
>> By the way the clean=N syntax is a bit confusing
>> as apparently it says to *keep* N backups.
> Indeed, but it overrides the autobackup option, so well,
> for now one has to live with that.
>> What is the correct way to use --dry-run ?
> You did nothing wrong - if you don't want any actual action,
> use --dry-run .
OK, I was wondering if perhaps it had to come first or
something like this.
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