[OS X TeX] About ~/Library/texmf/

Anthony JACOB anthony.jacob at strath.ac.uk
Tue Nov 28 13:56:54 EST 2006

William Adams wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2006, at 7:01 AM, Anthony JACOB wrote:
>> Is it possible to sort them by type of class ? i.e. to have a  
>> repertory wiht all class based on article.cls, a other for class  
>> based on book.cls etc ...
> Yes. So long as all .cls files go into folders inside of ~/Library/ 
> texmf/tex/latex this will work fine.

Ok, I tried and you have right it works fine. Nice :)

>> My last question is about pictures for titlepage. For example,  
>> there is some pictures I include in my papers very often, and I  
>> would put them in one directory in ~/Library/texmf/ but I don't you  
>> where and how specify to each class to look the pictures.
>> For example can I give as argument {~/Library/texmf/.../.../logo}  
>> to \graphicspath ?
> Actually, any graphic in ~/Library/texmf/tex or sub-directories  
> thereof will be found.

As I haven't read anything about graphic folders, I've create a folder 
"graphics" in ~/Library/texmf/tex and it works very well

>> Finally, how can I have a "good" ~/Libray/texmf/ and where have I  
>> to put my personnal class !?
> The TeX Directory Structure files are not exactly light reading, but  
> you may want to look at them to understand something of the  
> underlying mechanisms.

No, I think it is no difficult, it's just 20 pages and it is quiete 
simple. I advice everyone who wants to create his own ~/Library/texmf to 
have a look on it.

> So long as you put things in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex you should be  
> fine though (test each file addition?) and a personal arrangement /  
> folder structure within that should work okay.

So, I just put my bibTeX styles and the lipsum which is not in TeXLive 
in my tree, the command "ls -R ~/Library/texmf/"  gives me :

bibtex  doc     source  tex

bib     bst




frplain.bst     plainurl.bst    unsrt-fr.bst    unsrtnat.bst 
unsrturl-fr.bst unsrturl.bst






README.1st      lipsum.dtx      lipsum.ins

graphics        latex


articles        books           lipsum          reports





Say me if you think there is an error (I build it for me of course but 
also in order to give to some friend whom I "teach" LaTeX :))

Thank you very much,

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