[tex-live] script for LuaTeX font database updating

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Feb 25 23:29:16 CET 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:19:05PM +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2010/2/25 Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org>:
> >
> > I don't understand this, how having "different behaviour based on
> > executable name" (which still requires editing the script to understand
> > this, right?) is a less invasive approach than, the more natural,
> > command line switches?
> > Andi, remind you, though this behaviour might be consistent through TeX
> > Live utilities, it differs from the rest of the world, which adds to the
> > frustration of newcomers (like me, that why I'm complaining, as all this
> > -sys naming did is confusing me like hell).
> >
> No, it does not differ from the rest of the world. It is quite common
> in the unix world that there is one executable with several hard links
> with different name. The function depends on the name of the hard link
> by which it was invoked.

Since I never used a Unix, I can't tell. But here, in my GNU based
system, the only application, that I know, doing this is BusyBox and
that is a very special case.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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