[OS X TeX] organizing bibtex directory

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 9 11:40:46 EST 2006

On 9-nov-2006, at 11:03, Alex Hamann wrote:

> I was wondering what the best way to configure the bibtex directory  
> was. I guess it is also a matter of personal taste, however I would  
> appreciate some hints what might be advantages or disadvantages of  
> specific configurations (especially regarding updating these files  
> later). Does it make more sense to keep all files of a given  
> package together in a directory (e.g. ~texmf/bibtex/natbib) or  
> should I separate the files according to their suffix (e.g.  
> all .bst files together in one directory)? Am I correct in assuming  
> that the only files I have to keep after running latex on the .dtx  
> and/or .ins file are the .cfg, .bst, .sty (and whatever kind of  
> readme or documentation comes with it)?
> Help much appreciated,

the texmf directory in your Library has fairly strict rules, so it  
isn't a matter of choice. '...' indicates "that directory or any sub- 
directory thereof".

bst -> texmf/bibtex/bst...
bib -> texmf/bibtex/bib...
sty -> texmf/tex/latex...
cfg probably in texmf/tex/latex... as well
documentation -> texmf/doc/latex...


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