[texhax] [tex-live] tlmgr update --self

Arno Trautmann Arno.Trautmann at gmx.de
Mon Jun 6 18:31:12 CEST 2011

Herbert Voss wrote:
> Am 06.06.2011 14:56, schrieb Arno Trautmann:
>> Understood, but disagreed …
>> Reason: I hold a course on LaTeX, and it is possible to tell people to
>> go to a command line and hack in some command. But real interaction is
>> much harder, because one has to read – and that seem to be a tricky
>> thing nowadays. (Talking of students of physics and mathematics, i.e.
>> people who actually should be able to …)
>> However, I didn't know that tlmgr can take these three arguments at
>> once. Of course now, it's no big deal to tell people to hack in all
>> three arguments, but it is harder to remember for them.
>> Also, if the same result could be possible with only one argument, why
>> force people to all three?
> for Linux:
> alias tlupdate='tlmgr --self --all ...'

Yes, sure, but I cannot tell this to the students in a beginner's course
– where most people are using Windows, though.


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