Please no: [OS X TeX] set environment variables forapplications

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at
Tue May 25 10:33:25 EDT 2004

On 25 May, 2004, at 09:16, Kino wrote:

> But still I don't understand what the problem is. Does $PATH affect 
> your packages? In the installation process? $PATH set in the 
> environment.plist is not effective for commands executed in Terminal 
> if I'm not mistaken.

I set CVS_RSH=ssh and SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/501/SSHKeychain.socket in 
environment.plist for precisely this reason: that they are available to 
cvs/ssh when run from Terminal, CVL, XCode, Fugu, and other apps.  If I 
open an ssh session to my computer from another machine, or an xterm in on my machine, they will not be set.  I think this is one of 
the few legitimate uses for environment.plist...


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