[tex-live] Hints about checking for win32 compatibility for fragmaster perl script

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Feb 13 23:50:43 CET 2011

On 13 February 2011 T T wrote:

 > On 11 February 2011 22:42, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
 > > If you really want fragmaster to be portable, the best thing you
 > > can do is to re-write it in texlua.  This sounds more difficult
 > > than it actually is.  You obviously don't use any features of
 > > Perl which are not supported by texlua too, and your script isn't
 > > very complex.
 > >
 > > texlua has kpathsea built-in, hence the script could locate mgs.exe
 > Reinhard, are you sure texlua in MiKTeX uses kpathsea?

MiKTeX doesn't use kpathsea itself but a similar library:


AFAIK the API is compatible with kpathsea.

Don't know about the current state of MiKTeX's LuaTeX though.  But
there is a file


Do you have MiKTeX installed?  Then you could write a texlua script
containing the line:


It should say "table".


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