[OS X TeX] Re: Remarks on the /usr/bin/texprograms symlink

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Sat Nov 25 21:42:16 EST 2006

In the example below I set another symlink to the presently active  
tex source, calling this symlink symlink

riemann:~ claus$ ln -s -f /usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/powerpc-darwin / 
riemann:~ claus$ readlink ~/symlink

This symlink can be set without password. I could use this symlink to  
access the tex binaries through TeXShop or through Applescripts.

However, when the using the command line other tex paths might have  
precedence, e.g., in my case

riemann:~ claus$ which tex


On Nov 26, 2006, at 3:19, Joachim Kock wrote:

>> Technically it is no problem to set a symlink locally
> In fact I have no clue.  Yet, I suspect that it is not exceedingly
> complicated, and I am confident I could understand it if properly
> guided.
> Thinking about it, I think my difficulty is with the word 'locally'...

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