[OS X TeX] question about fontspec/manually installing packages

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Wed Apr 26 06:15:04 EDT 2006

On Apr 26, 2006, at 2:00 AM, "Ross Moore" wrote:

> Use 'locate' to find all files having similar names.
> For example, (in a Terminal window):
> [glenlivet:] rossmoor% locate ps4pdf | grep ".sty"
> /Users/rossmoor/Fermat/FERMAT-BOOK/MasterFiles/ps4pdf.sty
> /Users/rossmoor/texmf/doc/ps4pdf/ps4pdf.sty
> /Users/rossmoor/texmf/tex/latex/ps4pdf/ps4pdf-06h.sty
> /Users/rossmoor/texmf/tex/latex/ps4pdf/ps4pdf.sty
> /usr/TeX/texmf/tex/latex/ps4pdf/ps4pdf.sty


thanks for a careful and detailed explanation. I just want to add one  
small detail to the point quoted above: on my system, "locate" does  
not search and index the "Home" directory, and I think this is the  
default in OS X (I'm on 10.4.6):

tas at homer:~  % locate memoir.cls

If you want to find multiple instances of TeX files, packages, fonts  
etc., use the command "kpsewhere":

tas at homer:~  % kpsewhere memoir.cls

This will give you a list of all files with this name; the first in  
the list is the one actually used by TeX. Of course, this only works  
if the file is in a location where "TeX can see it," so it has the  
added benefit to double-check if you installed files in the right  

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