[tex-live] TeX Live 2008 testing - problems downloading

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 22:17:36 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 10:01 PM, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) wrote:
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> [...]
>> The second approach should work as well, but on Windows files with a
>> leading dot in their name are not hidden.
> Why would you want to /hide/ .luatex ?  How
> could a normal user clear the cache if he/she
> can't even see that it exists ?!  It's bad
> enough Microsoft hiding file extensions by
> default; hiding the files themselves is the
> sort of thing a rootkit does !

It doesn't necessary need to be hidden, but I would not want every
application to spoil my home dir.
Maybe there's some other folder much more appropriate for that on
Windows, like "Application Data/something/...", or whatever other
folder that serves some semi-temporary data.


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