[tex-live] Ask tlmgr what the latest revision installed is

Xu Wang xuwang762 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 03:28:54 CET 2016

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 8:45 PM, Justin C. Walker <justin at mac.com> wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2016, at 17:38 , Xu Wang wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> How can I use tlmgr to basically tell me what the latest revision of
>> the packages I have installed is. I am not talking only about tlmgr
>> (which I can get with tlmgr --version), but of any LaTeX package. For
>> example, if I log this information, and if upgrading causes an error
>> for me, I can say "well, it worked with revision ABC".
> I believe that "tlmgr info blart" will give you what you want for package "blart"

Thank you, Justin for your reply. I am actually interested in the
revsion number of the most recently updated package. From what I
understand, tlmgr might update package blart from 200 to 204 and
foobar from 190 to 205. Suppose that it is only those two packages. I
want to have the number 205 but without specifying 'foobar'.

Kind regards,


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