[tex-k] misleading ls-R advice

Felix Pahl joriki27 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 18:05:22 CEST 2015

Hi -- I followed the instructions at
https://tug.org/texinfohtml/kpathsea.html to use the command

ls -LAR ./ >ls-R

to generate a ls-R file. However, this didn't work, and debugging with
-kpathsea-debug=32 displayed messages of the form

= 0

where the double slash prevented the match -- the correpsonding entry in
the ls-R file was


The problem was resolved when I used

ls -LAR . >ls-R

instead (without the extra slash) -- the entry in the ls-R file then becomes


(again without the extra slash), and the match succeeds:

= 1
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