[OS X TeX] MacTeX and LaTeX package documentation

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Fri Oct 13 03:41:57 EDT 2006

Rowland McDonnell wrote:
> 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.*"  

Why did you put a dot in the name? Without the dot you would have found 
the "babel" directory in /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/generic/ 
with the user.dvi inside, the one Franck indicated.

> Password:
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/generic/tex4ht/babel.4ht
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/help/Catalogue/entries/babel.html

Did you have a look at this file? It is inside "doc", so it hints at 
some documentation, and it is a html file, so it might contain links to 
further documentation, as indeed it does. In particular, it has a link 
to the pdf documentation that Bruno mentioned.

So it is all right there at your fingertips.

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