[tex-live] tlmgr option autobackup -1

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue May 5 17:55:44 CEST 2009

On Sa, 02 Mai 2009, Harald Koenig wrote:
> 	harald > tlmgr option autobackup -1
> 	Unknown option: 1
> 	Usage:
> 	    tlmgr [*option*]... *action* [*option*]... [*operand*]...
> 	harald > tlmgr option autobackup=-1
> 	Option autobackup=-1 is currently not supported.
> and the usage of " -- " is not documented in the man page:
> 	harald > sudo tlmgr -- option autobackup -1
> 	tlmgr: setting option autobackup to -1.

Thanks, I have no changed tlmgr to:
- show the "meaning" of the setting
- only accept values that are supported
- accept "infty" instead of -1
- document the above problem in the man page and suggest either using
    tlmgr -- option autobackup -1
    tlmgr option autobackup infty

> "tlmgr backupdir /does/not/exist" does not warn that the backup directory
> does not exist yet (and/or ask to create it) which would be helpful.
> right now the next update will just fail because of the missing directory...

Now it also warns when at setting time the directory does not exist.

But if you want to try it you have to use tlcritical from tomorrow.
Or get the update tlmgr.pl from svn.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
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