[tex-live] "tlmgr list" became unusable

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Dec 10 20:42:38 CET 2017

On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 10:44:04AM -0600, jack wrote:
> For years, "tlmgr list" would output a list of all packages and
> collections, on one line each.  Those that were installed had their line
> begin with an "i".
> Today I needed "tlmgr list", and when I did it, I found that it now spits
> out so much verbose information that it's unusuable.  For each item, it
> displays the same thing that "tlmgr info [item]" would display.  I.e., the
> whole record for it, "longdesc" and all.


tlmgr info --data "name,localrev,shortdesc"

instead. Installed packages have a non-zero value for localrev. The
output is in csv format.

Siep Kroonenberg

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