[OS X TeX] MacTeX and LaTeX package documentation

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Fri Oct 13 01:00:26 EDT 2006

Le 13-oct.-06 à 04:40, Rowland McDonnell a écrit :

> I've recently installed MacTeX, and I thought I'd take a look at the
> current documentation for Babel.
> The thing is, the documentation does not appear to have been included
> with MacTeX:
> Hattie:teTeX rowland$ sudo find / -name "babel.*"
> Password:
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/generic/tex4ht/babel.4ht
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/ 
> babel.html
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/babel/babel.def
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/babel/babel.sty
> Is this as it's supposed to be?  If so, what's the approved method of
> getting the documentation?


Generally speaking, for documentation one has to look in the "doc"  
folder of the texmf trees (mainly texmf.tetex, and texmf.gwtex for  
some additional packages).

You also may use the "texdoc" command. "texdoc babel", in the  
Terminal, opens the "TeX Catalogue online"'s section for Babel's  

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