[OS X TeX] can't find files in /usr/local/tetex/bin/

Doug Marmion dem at coombs.anu.edu.au
Thu Apr 8 19:52:09 EDT 2004

At 1:07 PM -0700 8/4/04, Justin Walker wrote:

>On Apr 8, 2004, at 12:56, Jan Anderssen wrote:
>>>This was the reply I was hoping for. This will fix your setup so 
>>>that the correct directories are always in your path. The setenv 
>>>command will only last as long as your terminal session.
>>just two quick notes, in case somebody needs to change things manually:
>>- another way to tell which shell you're in: 'echo $SHELL'
>This isn't really reliable; for example, if you log in to tcsh, and 
>run bash, $SHELL will be /bin/tcsh.  I don't know what the effect of 
>running a 'bash' shell script from tcsh would be, for example.

I may be missing the point here (I'm still very new to 
terminal/unix), but isn't the easiest way to find out which shell 
you're in simply to go to 'Window Settings...' under the application 


>>- to add configuration stuff permanently, you can add things to 
>>your ~/.tcshrc or ~/.bashrc file (respectively of the shell you're 
>>using). these could be setenv commands, or other things, f.i. 
>>aliases etc.
>To get this right takes a bit of study.  The various 'profile' and 
>'rc' files are read by different shells under different 
>circumstances ("login", "interactive", ...).  The man pages tell the 
>Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large  *
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