[tex-live] So far.....expensive failure

Denis Bitouzé dbitouze at wanadoo.fr
Fri Feb 15 17:00:27 CET 2013

Le vendredi 15/02/13 à 16h50,
Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> a écrit :

> You can of course skip creation of the ISO file and you get exactly
> what you asked for by running the command written above.


> Just execute
>     rsync -av --delete
> rsync://ctan.ijs.si/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/
> \ /path/to/your/usb/key/texlive go for a coffee, unmount the key and
> hand it to students.

OK. What would be faster from the USB stick:

  1. copying just the TL tree but hence a lot of small files,

  2. copying a zip version of the TL tree and hence just a single
  (though large) file, but with a necessary unzip post-step?

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