[tex-k] kpsewhich exit status

Andrew Komornicki komornic at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 5 08:31:18 CET 2007

  given this situation, I would concur. sounds like a very 
reasonable request?? 
regards to all, 

At 04:56 PM 1/4/2007, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>$ kpsewhich --expand-var=\$TEXMFLOCAL; echo $?
>$ kpsewhich --expand-var=\$NONEXISTENTVAR; echo $?
>If kpsewhich --expand-var is successful it provides the value of the
>variable.  If not, it returns an empty string.
>In both cases the exit status is 0.  It is certainly not important
>what kpsewhich writes to stdout if a variable cannot be resolved, but
>in this case the exit status should be $\ne 0$.  Or am I doing
>something wrong?
>  Reinhard 
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