Undesirable nul file with tlmgr.bat under Windows

"Torsten Schütze" Torsten.Schuetze at gmx.net
Thu Jul 11 20:03:13 CEST 2019

> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019 um 15:06 Uhr
> Von: "Norbert Preining" <preining at logic.at>
> An: "Torsten Schütze" <Torsten.Schuetze at gmx.net>
> Cc: texlive at tug.org
> Betreff: Re: Undesirable nul file with tlmgr.bat under Windows
> On Thu, 11 Jul 2019, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > Ahh, interesting. We need to fix that. No, it is not logging, it should
> > be stuff that gets thrown away. On Unix we use "/dev/null", and on Windows
> > this is called "nul", but indeed, cygwin behaves likes Unix here.
> Could you please send me the output in your cygwin terminal of the
> following command
> 	perl -e 'print $^O'
> Thanks
> Norbert

Norbert, thanks for looking into this. I should note that I use a Win32 TeXLive 2019 installation, i.e, I am not using the cygwin tex packages.

Here is the requested information (It's not the same machine, but the configurations are the same):

$ perl -e 'print $^O'

$ type -a perl
perl is /usr/bin/perl

$ type -a tlmgr.bat
tlmgr.bat is /cygdrive/c/TeX/bin/win32/tlmgr.bat

$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-10.0 WD002589 3.0.7(0.338/5/3) 2019-04-30 18:08 x86_64 Cygwin

If you need further information, please ask. I could provide a strace log if required.


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