[tex-live] Query about 'tar' and some windows/linux scripts
Alois.Steindl at tuwien.ac.at
Thu Nov 15 20:57:30 CET 2018
for me the reason of your question isn't really clear: How much space do
you intend to save? If you sum up all possible deletions, it might be a
few MB. Considering that currently a GB of hard disk space is available
at less than 5 cent, you might be off far better by considering, which
parts of TeXLive your really need. The whole installation fits on a DVD.
The second point is, that there are several versions of e.g. tar around
and it could lead to strange problems, if for example the installers for
TeX-Live require some option, which the system-tar doesn't accept.
(Gnutar is a quite sophisticated version of tar.)
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