[tex-live] format of help

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 26 12:12:08 CEST 2010

Dear Norbert,

it's somehow still readable, but nevertheless a bit weird. The
documentation of most TL scripts looks like the following in bash on
Mac. Is there any simple way to "make it more user friendly"? (low


> ./install-tl --help
"/var/folders/M4/M4ltQCbqFY8X0ixvLEMsQE+++TI/-Tmp-/sHIvgr2L6h" may be
a binary file.  See it anyway?

INSTALL-TL(1)         User Contributed Perl Documentation        INSTALL-TL(1)

       install-tl - TeX Live cross-platform installer

       install-tl [OPTION]...

       install-tl.bat [OPTION]...

       The TeX Live installer works across all supported platforms and allows
       to install TeX Live from various media, including the network.  For
       information on initially downloading TeX Live, see

       The basic idea of TeX Live installation is to choose one of the top-
       level ESC[4mschemesESC[24m, each of which is defined as a
different set of ESC[4mcollec‐ESC[0m
       ESC[4mtionsESC[24m and ESC[4mpackagesESC[24m, where a
collection is a set of packages, and a
       package is what contains actual files.

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