additional texmf tree for all users (was Re: [OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed)

William Adams will.adams at
Mon Aug 28 07:26:28 EDT 2006

On Aug 27, 2006, at 5:44 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> But I agree with Herb: this is what /usr/local/teTeX/share/ 
> texmf.local is for. Maybe a symlink from /Users/Shared/texmf to / 
> usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local would be nice.

I'd prefer to have an additional, empty tree --- that could be used  
for personal customizations of all users of a given computer more  

Alternately, would it work to put a local tree in /Users/Shared/texmf  
and then link to it (or make an alias?) to ~/Library/texmf (where ~  
stands for a user's home directory)?

While that wouldn't afford the option of customizing on a per user  
basis in addition to the per machine, if it works it'd be a quick and  
reasonable option I'd think.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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