[OS X TeX] Where to put the .sty ?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Jul 13 09:27:12 EDT 2006

Le 13 juil. 06 à 14:57, André Bellaïche a écrit :

> Suppose I have written a file called "myletter.sty". Wher should I  
> put in the gw tree in order all the 3 users on my mac can  use it,  
> via \usepackage or \input ?

Inside /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/latex/. You'll need  
administrator rights to put files there, either via drag-and-drop  
from the Finder, or using "sudo mkdir", "sudo mv" and "sudo cp" from  
the Terminal. In both cases you'll need to run "sudo texhash"  

See also the output of:

	kpsewhich --progname=latex --show-path=tex

> Suppose I have also written a little user guide called  
> myletter.doc.pdf. Haw can I manage so that Terminal/texdoc myletter  
> can find it ?

Inside /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/doc/latex/.

See also the output of:

	kpsewhich --progname=texdoc --show-path="TeX system documentation"

And for the relative roles of the different texmf trees, see:


as well as:


Hope this helps,

Bruno Voisin

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