[OS X TeX] local vs. global symlink

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Tue Nov 28 21:53:38 EST 2006

On Nov 28, 2006, at 8:36 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> In my home directory are 11 "folders" and nothing else. Two of the  
> folders are symlinks  texmf and texprograms and I can't detect any  
> clutter or pollution by junk . I already encountered similar  
> reactions about the questions if one could place a symlink texmf in  
> ~/ as I did, but these reactions are very difficult to understand -  
> at least for someone like me.
The Apple Guidelines are very clear on this matter:

"It is important to remember that the user domain (/Users) is  
intended for files created by the user. With the exception of the ~/ 
Library directory, your application should never install files into  
the user’s home directory. In particular, you should never install  
files into a user’s Documents directory or into the /Users/Shared  
directory. These directories should only be modified by the user."

I like the idea of putting things under a ~/Library/TeX folder. I  
would perhaps suggest ~/Library/Application Support/TeX instead  

> Claus


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