[tex-live] TeX Live 2013 : Why does "Kpsewhich" give output in wrong format on Windows

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Sep 17 14:49:00 CEST 2013

On Di, 17 Sep 2013, Philip Taylor wrote:
> 	c:/texlive/2013/texmf-var/tex/generic/config/language.def
> When I then attempted to paste this into a CD command, I was told :
> 	The directory name is invalid.

Because the *cmd* interpreter is stupid. The names are valid.

Don't blame *us* for stupidity of windows!

forward slashes are valid separators in most programmin gAPIs in Windows.
Only cmd.exe does not understand them.

Use PowerShell, IAFAIR it is more intelligent.

> C:\Windows\system32>
> -- 
> Windows 8 ? Just say "no".

Wrong: Window? Just say "no".


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