[tex-live] ifplatform: Detection of TeX Live on Windows
cherepan at mccme.ru
Wed Aug 26 00:13:21 CEST 2009
On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:56:07 +0100, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> It says "unix":-)
> Not very useful then.
>>> It works on my XP.
>> In miktex or in texlive?
If it fails only on very old miktex+win98 then it can probably be
>> BTW can you print something on your printer by \write'ing to prn?
>> What's happening when you \read from con?
> I haven't tried with tex but the following perl snippet works as you
> would expect - it reads lines of input from console until you pass EOF
> marker and then prints them to stdout:
> open TMP, '<con:' or die "open con failed: $!";
> my @lines = <TMP>;
> close TMP;
> print @lines;
With colon it fails on my Win98 both with Cygwin Perl and with
ActiveState Perl. Without colon it works ok. For con.extension it
> I think that access to nul, con, prn, etc. has been made transparrent
> to applications in NT.
Just another thing to keep in mind when processing .tex files from
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