[tex-live] About executable files...

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 22:22:37 CEST 2010

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Meho R. <meho_r at yahoo.com> wrote:
> While doing a backup, I accidentaly removed executable bit from whole
> TeXLive folder recursively, which naturally means none of the programs
> (latex, pdflatex, xelatex...) don't work. My question is: is it safe and
> enough to select all files in TeXLive2009/bin/x86_64-linux folder and make
> them all executable?

Yes, except xindy.mem as all other files are either executables or
symlinks to executables some of which are in the same directory and
some in
../../texmf-dist/scripts/ and its subdirectories

HTH Victor

> I'm using Debian Testing, 64bit, locally installed TeXLive.

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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