[OS X TeX] set environment variables for applications

Ralph Pöllath lists at poellath.org
Mon May 24 06:30:58 EDT 2004


it's possible to set environment variables for all processes launched 
by a specific user (including those launched via Finder), as described 

To sum it up, create a file named ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist (if it 
does not yet exist) that looks like

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" 
<plist version="1.0">

The plist header is slightly different from what's on the page 
mentioned above, because Apple introduced version 1.0 of the plist DTD 
some time ago.


> Here
> http://www.nd.edu/~cholak/searchinstall.txt
> are instructions on how to get forward and reverse
> seacrhing to work with carbon enhanced emacs (v.
> with either MacDviX or the xdvi from tetex installed via the
> i-Installer (the xdvi from fink should work similarly).
> However things are not perfect.  Either forward nor reverse searching
> work if you use the bash shell.  Also see 7.  I was hoping that
> someone who knows more about shells, OS X, and emacs can help me out.
> -------------------------
> 7.  One can forgo 5 and start emacs from the finder at the price that
>     bib-cite will not work properly.  Bib-cite needs some env variable
>     like TEXBIB to point to the /bib files.  It is on the wish list to
>     add kpsepath functional to bib-cite.  How one does pass variables
>     via the finder?
> --------------------
> -Peter

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