pdflatex does not work on win after todays update but does on linux

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 23:07:59 CEST 2021

út 8. 6. 2021 v 21:06 odesílatel Boris Veytsman <borisv at lk.net> napsal:
> ZW> From: Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>
> ZW> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 15:02:56 +0200
> ZW> Yes, it is a prompt showing that U:\texlive\bin\win32 is the current
> ZW> directory. There is a big difference between Windows and UNIX. UNIX
> ZW> systems will not run a program from a current directory unless its
> ZW> path is specified, it will always search PATH.
> \begin{Cranky Old Timer's Mode}
> Sorry for the nitpicking, but the part about Unix is not exactly
> correct.  Unix systems used to have dot (the current directory) in the
> PATH, so a line "foo" would run the program "foo" in the current
> directory if it exists.  I remember when people started to consider
> this to be insecure (some time in the last century), and gradually dot
> was removed from the default PATH in most systems.  Nowadays you need to
> say "./foo" if you want to run the program "foo" in the current
> directory.
> \end{Cranky Old Timer's Mode}
I have been using various flavours of Linux for 30 years and the dot
was not a part of PATH and the users were warned against its

Zdeněk Wagner

> --
> Good luck
> -Boris
> Personally, I think my choice in the mostest-superlative-computer wars has to
> be the HP-48 series of calculators.  They'll run almost anything.  And if they
> can't, while I'll just plug a Linux box into the serial port and load up the
> HP-48 VT-100 emulator.
> (By jdege at winternet.com, Jeff Dege)

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