[OS X TeX] [Newbie] Postscript header path for dvips?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Apr 11 17:15:20 EDT 2005

Am 11.04.2005 um 18:58 schrieb Jonas Wellendorf:

> To use tree-dvips I have to
> “place tree-dvips.pro in the postscript header path for dvips.”
> I located the file
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips

This is the dvips binary, a programme.

> But how do I place tree-dvips.pro in there?

You can't put anything into the programme file!

To check where to put files for a specific programme you can use 

1.: kpsewhich --help | grep .pro$     =>  PostScript header: .pro

2.: kpsewhich -show-path="PostScript header" -progname=dvips | tr : 
'\012' | grep '^!' | grep texmf.local
2.: kpsewhich -show-path=.pro -progname=dvips | tr : '\012' | grep '^!' 
| grep texmf.local

to find the directory for a system-wide installation of the files, or 
you invoke:

2.: kpsewhich -show-path="PostScript header" -progname=dvips | tr : 
'\012' | grep -v '^!'
2.: kpsewhich -show-path=.pro -progname=dvips | tr : '\012' | grep -v 

for a personal installation. In either case a few too much places are 
listed. Being sensible you can look for path names with /dvips and look 
then what's there in:

	ls -l /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.*/dvips

 From this you can learn that it would be a good idea to create a new 
directory, tree-dvips. If the number of files is not much different 
from one, you can put it/them into a 'misc' directory. So, what's left, 
are these two system-wide places:


After installation you have to run 'sudo texhash'!

A personal installation would go into


Putting the files into the texmf.local tree or into your private area 
makes them survive an update of teTeX or its new installation.



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