daleif at math.au.dk
Fri May 21 14:37:53 CEST 2021
Might just be the default settings for things like dvips or similar.
tlmgr does suppoer a paper option
With no arguments ("tlmgr paper"), shows the default paper size setting
for all known programs.
With one argument (e.g., "tlmgr paper a4"), sets the default for all known
programs to that paper size.
With a program given as the first argument and no paper size specified
(e.g., "tlmgr dvips paper"), shows the default paper size for that
With a program given as the first argument and a paper size as the last
argument (e.g., "tlmgr dvips paper a4"), set the default for that program
to that paper size.
With a program given as the first argument and "--list" given as the last
argument (e.g., "tlmgr dvips paper --list"), shows all valid paper sizes
for that program. The first size shown is the default.
If "--json" is specified without other options, the paper setup is dumped
in JSON format. For the format of JSON output see
"tlpkg/doc/JSON-formats.txt", format definition "TLPAPER".
Incidentally, this syntax of having a specific program name before the
"paper" keyword is unusual. It is inherited from the longstanding
"texconfig" script, which supports other configuration settings for some
programs, notably "dvips". "tlmgr" does not support those extra settings.
Institut for Matematik
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From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces+daleif=imf.au.dk at tug.org> on behalf of Bob Tennent <rdtennent at gmail.com>
Sent: 21 May 2021 13:59
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Subject: paper options
When one installs TeXLive, one of the options offered is to
set the paper to A4/letter. What exactly does this do? tlmgr
doesn't seem to support a paper option but texconfig does;
what exactly does that do?
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