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

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 00:03:55 CEST 2008

On *X TL200[78] already makes $HOME/.texlive200X/texmf-var for user
(e.g., without -sys) config (texconf) and formats (fmtutil).   Where
does TL put user formats on Win32?

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 5:17 PM, Mojca Miklavec
<mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Mojca

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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