[OS X TeX] Two questions (documentation-related)

Arun Mangalam arun_mangalam at mac.com
Wed Mar 27 09:08:25 EST 2002

On Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 02:37 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> - Does anybody know where in teTeX the documentation for ConTeXt 
> resides? teTeX's HTML documentation 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/doc/index.html has an hyperlink to 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/doc/context/base/ms-cb-en.pdf, 
> unfortunately this file doesn't exist.

I couldn't find the documentation, so I went to their website...


Although, if you know TeX well enough you could look at their code 
[/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/context/base/*] which has snippets of 
documentation. :)

> - Does anybody know how to search for a file in teTeX's directory 
> /usr/local/teTeX. Everytime I try to use Sherlock on this directory, it 
> finds nothing, even when I search for a file which is actually there. I 
> guess this has something to do with access authorizations (I am 
> administrator on my G4), since Sherlock says the folder 
> /usr/local/teTeX cannot be indexed.

As someone mentioned, use either XLocate in the GUI environment or run

	sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb

to update the database, and from then on use "locate" to find any file. 
i.e. running "locate meta-fig" on my machine returns


This file represents ConTeXt stand-alone TeX and MetaPost capabilities. 
You can also use grep to look within the entire directory for certain 
TeX commands, such as
	grep startTEXpage *
which returns, when you are inside the above "base" directory:

- Arun

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