[OS X TeX] Copying gwTeX
Axel E. Retif
axretif at igo.com.mx
Sun Sep 25 05:11:16 EDT 2005
On Sep 25, 2005, at 3:59 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 25.09.2005 um 02:24 schrieb Axel E. Retif:
>> Wouldn't -L be necessary to keep symbolic links in gwTeX
> No, Axel! -L makes cp look for the file the link is pointing to and
> substitute the link with the file, preserving the link's name. A
> symbolic link is just a file (although a bit more complicated in
> Apple's HFS), so it's easy to just copy it. -L helps those who know
> that the symbolic link is pointing to a file outside the area that
> is going to be copied. Then it's useful to keep those 'external'
> files too. Otherwise you would have links pointing to non-existent
> In case you were going to copy teTeX' bin directory all the many
> symbolic links in powerpc-apple-darwin-current would be replaced by
> those big files the links are pointing to. So you would have a few
> real *tex programmes -- and could be, since powerpc-apple-darwin-
> current is itself a symbolic link, this is substituted by a copy of
> the directory powerpc-apple-darwinX.Y with all sym-links
> 'fulfilled' ...
Thank you! Thank you very much! I was waiting for your answer before
attempting the copy, which I will after I get some sleep (it's 4 in
the morning for me).
If it doesn't work, I will install i-packages the usual way.
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