[tex-live] how many bytes in a scheme or collection ?

jfbu jfbu at free.fr
Wed May 10 08:42:42 CEST 2017

Hi Norbert

>> It would be nice to have the info displayed individually to
>> start with.
> You mean in the installer? Not by now, not sure I want to do this
> now.

Indeed, there isn't much space indeed where to display that info

>> And then it would be nice if later on tlmgr could provide this
>> too at a later stage, when one hesitates about installing an
>> additional whole collection via tlmgr.
> Could be done, in principle ...

... good !

>> Is there some way already to get
>> that info ?
> Yes, loop over the packages to be installed and add up the sizes
> given by tlmgr info.

I have always been a promoter of training kids to practice 
mental arithmetic !

I also had a colleague who had a login script which
would refuse to start-up his station if he could not
solve in less than 20s some such computations...

...ok, will think about it,


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