[OS X TeX] System wide versus local path settings

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Nov 20 16:56:11 EST 2006

Am 20.11.2006 um 22:27 schrieb Claus Gerhardt:

> Strangely then, any changes in /private/etc/profile  had no effect  
> on my path either as normal user or as root. Thus, when installing  
> a new tex as a user with administrator privileges it would suffice  
> to only change the path in ~/.profile and run texconfig-sys etc. as  
> root.

It depends on the kind of shell you are running. Bash seems to be the  
right thing for Linux users: interactive/noninteractive, login/non- 
login, ...

My standard "trick:" 'strings <shell binary>' and 'man <shell>' and  
then creating all 'dot' or 'rc' files which are mentioned in both.  
And these files contain statements like:

echo "Entering <file> ..."
echo "Leaving <file> ..."

Claus, tcsh is the better choice: it's very easy to handle, nothing  
dead artificially born again, and so clear.

Mit friedvollen Grüßen

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