Undesirable nul file with tlmgr.bat under Windows

Josef Kleber josef.kleber at gmx.de
Sat Jul 13 10:38:26 CEST 2019

Am 13.07.2019 um 05:30 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
> On 2019-07-11 at 22:59:17 +0200, Torsten Schütze wrote:
>  >
>  > > Am 11.07.2019 um 20:31 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
>  > >
>  > > I suppose that you have to install the Cygwin binaries as well:
>  > >
>  > >   tlmgr platform add cygwin
>  > >
>  > > You have to do this under Windows.
>  >
>  > You mean with the current TeXLive Installation under C:\TeX? Not
>  > with the cygwin packet manager setup-x86_64.exe?
> Yes.  The cygwin packet manager is not aware of your installation at
> C:\TeX, of course.  But...
> Please note that though the binaries for Windows and Cygwin have the
> same binary file format, they are different.  You are quite brave if
> you use binaries which are compiled for a completely different
> operating system and I don't think that TeX Live should support such a
> mess in any way.

I have to second Torsten. I use the same setup for ages. It works
flawlessly without any problems. Cygwin is well integrated into the
Windows environment. You can easily call Win apps from Cygwin or vica
versa. In fact, my standard shell is Cygwin's bash.

I don't see any downloaded files, but I also had a issue at a specific
moment with tlmgr I can't remember.

Using a wrapper script solved at least my problem

tlmgr.bat "$@"


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