[tex-live] "tlmgr list" became unusable

Enrico Gregorio enrico.gregorio at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 21:01:58 CET 2017

> On 10 Dec 2017, at 20:42 , Siep Kroonenberg <siepo at cybercomm.nl> wrote:
> 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.
> Try
> tlmgr info --data "name,localrev,shortdesc"
> instead. Installed packages have a non-zero value for localrev. The
> output is in csv format.

This somewhat works, but is not the same as the documentation

info [option...] [collections|schemes|pkg…]

With no argument, lists all packages available at the package repository, prefixing those already installed with i.
The former actions show and list are merged into this action, but are still supported for backward compatibility.


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