[tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Jan 9 21:09:34 CET 2014

I agree with Philip, it is a really annoying Win feature.

I change it on our users computer whenever they come by.

As far as making the file names unique, I do not think it is possible at the moment due to the manner in which the .bat file calls install-tl

But you should easily be able to tell them apart even without the extensions. Windows would be able to identify .bat files.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Denis Bitouzé [dbitouze at wanadoo.fr]
Sent: 09 January 2014 19:33
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: [tex-live] Install file of the TL should have unique name


in order to install TL 2013 on Windows, I told a student of mine to
click on the 'install-tl.bat' file in the TL folder. But, as:

1. by default, Windows hides the files' extensions,
2. TL provides 3 'install-tl.*' files,

my student didn't succeed to run the install wizard as he didn't click
on the right file.

He brought his computer at the university in order I help him but
I couldn't figure out what was the right file to run. I had to change
the Windows config in order to make the extensions be displayed, to
finally detect the .bat file.

Hence, it could be nice that for the install file of the TL to have
unique name.

Best regards.

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