[OS X TeX] a question concerning the file system

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Dec 22 16:32:04 EST 2005

On 22 Dec 2005, at 22:22, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Am 22.12.2005 um 22.01 schrieb Peter Dyballa:
>> Am 22.12.2005 um 21:50 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:
>> Don't forget texhash!
> What is texhash?

The system wide locations (such as texmf.local) use a database to  
find the requested files more quickly. When installing in ~/Library/ 
texmf, the actual directories are searched (which is slow), the rest  
of the tree is searched from the database. If a file is not in the  
database, it will not be found.

You can update this database by running mktexlsr as a sper-user  
(administrator): sudo mktexlsr


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