[OS X TeX] TCOBrowser

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 04:05:24 EDT 2006

On 9/17/06, Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
> CTAN != TeX Catalogue Online (TCO).  TCOBrowser itself has an entry in
> the TCO, but it's also hosted on SourceForge.  As I said, the "Date"
> column isn't the current version of a package, it's the date it was
> added to the TCO.
> >>
> >> Your local pgf version/date has nothing to do with TCOBrowser.
> >
> > Then what is the meaning of "Local Doc"? While I definitely can access
> > them by texdoc and texdoctk it would be nice to have the similar
> > functionality in TCOBrowser
> This is covered in the ReadMe file available from the Help menu.  If
> you have pgf installed, TCOBrowser looks in your TeX tree(s) for a
> file named pgf.[dvi|ps|pdf] using Spotlight on 10.4

Yes I read Readme. I have 10.4.7 and help files I installed where they
should be but still TCOBrowser does not see them. In this sense texdoc
finds but the  old one in texmf.tetex rather than the new one in

Other help files could be seen. May be the reason of mistreatment of
pgf is the too large depth:


Anyway, it how the author want them to be installed. It would be nice
if one was able to configure TCOB to look helpfiles  files according
to /usr/local/teTeX/texmf.cnf? The other thing which would be nice: to
be able to tell TCOB the extension order (subordinate to the order of
the trees).

> or /usr/bin/find
> on 10.3.  If it finds such a file, it's added to the "Local Doc"
> column for that package.  This is the best heuristic I could come up
> with; improvements are welcome.

May be I am looking for too much: something like  texdoc + texdoctk  +
mpm on steroids (latter running either in the root mode or user mode)


Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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