[OS X TeX] [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.4

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 18:09:34 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:59 AM, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2008, at 10:05 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> I looked briefly (since some of hosts I am taking care of are on Tiger
>> and one is linux) but I cannot see how achieve some results available
>> for command line:
> I suspect your look was very brief, based on your questions, but note that
> it will never implement all features of the command line interface.

You are right

>> 1) How to get list of all packages, indicating those which are locally
>> installed?


> Click the "Manage Packages" tab.  The basic features (with screenshots) are
> described on the web page, also.
>> 1a) How to list all remote packages which are not installed?
> See above, and sort the list by "Status."  Note that it's an outline view,
> with disclosure triangles in the leftmost column.

Does not look very reasonable: Mixed means that executable for darwin
are installed but for windows not

>> 1b) How to calculate the number of installed packages?
> tlmgr list |grep "^i " |wc -l
> Of course this could be added, but why is it useful?

If tlmgr goes rogue and removes packages it is the easiest way to
evaluate damage done and, while reinstalling collections, evaluate how
many packages remain

>> 2) How to list only collections? schemes? Calculate how many of them?
> Use the searchfield to search for collection- or scheme-?  Again, why do you
> care about the number of them?


> --
> Adam

I would find very handy utility which manages packages installed on in
texmf-local TDS. At least list them and indicate which are part of tl

(I typed last time something completely opposite, by mistake)


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Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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