[OS X TeX] varioref
acurtis at ieee.org
Tue Jul 13 13:27:32 EDT 2004
On Jul 13, 2004, at 11:31 AM, Kannan Moudgalya wrote:
> I recently discovered varioref, a terrific package for
> As I had a old version of it, I copied the latest version into
> ~/Library... and did a texhash - now it is running ok. It took some
> to find out that I had a old version, though. What is the easiest way
> find the versions of the LaTeX packages on a powerbook?
If you need to find files somewhere on your disk ....
I tend to use the unix command 'locate' to find things in those places
that the Finder 'Find' command cannot easily reach. It is very fast but
relies on a prebuilt database. In a Terminal window
1 .Build the database using the command
> sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
2. locates the file using the command
> locate varioref
If you use this a lot, like me, you can add updatedb to your cron file.
I use anachron to do this. See
Add the directory /usr to the Finder Search In: Specific Places
1. In Finder:Go:Go to Folder type /usr in the box and hit enter.
2. Select the multicolumn hierarchical view (the rightmost button in
3. Apple--Option drag the usr folder to your Desktop to create an alias
4. In Finder:Find:Search in Specific places choose Add.
5. Navigate to the usr alias and choose it.
Now Finder can search the /usr directory.
In a Terminal window type
> find /usr -name "varioref.*"
and wait a while.
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