[OS X TeX] Plotting functions and $PATH in TeXShop

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Sun Jan 15 16:33:43 EST 2006


TeXShop has a preference which points to the TeX binary
folder. The default is /usr/local/tetex/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin- 
Unfortunately, this preference cannot be a list of locations because
TeXShop concatenates it with the name of the binary to call
the binary. For example, to typeset with pdflatex, TeXShop
typically calls /usr/local/tetex/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ 

One way to add other search locations to $PATH when calling a
TeX binary is to create a new "engine". The default XeLaTeX engine


set path= ($path /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current / 
xelatex  "$1"

so by modifying the path to include /sw/bin and changing xelatex to  
you'd have a TeX which knows about /sw/bin.

Other solutions like symbolic links suggested in this thread also  
work; I suppose
a new preference in TeXShop would be nice.

koch at math.uoregon.edu

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