[OS X TeX] PATH in Leopard
costabel at wanadoo.fr
Sun Dec 30 03:20:03 EST 2007
Alain Matthes wrote:
> AlterMundus:~ ego$ $PATH gives this
You cannot *execute* $PATH; this does not make sense.
> -bash: /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:
> /usr/X11/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/texbin: No such file or directory
> Why this warning "such file or directory" perhaps : at the end ?
> because all the directories exist.
The "warning" is in reality en error message saying "No such file or
directory", because a file or directory with the name
does not exist on your system.
What you want to execute is not '$PATH', but 'echo $PATH' or 'printenv
PATH'. You want to *examine* the contents of the variable PATH, not
execute this content as a command.
> Now I have a file paths in /etc
> paths : the contents are
> and a directory paths.d
> With a file X11
> etc/paths and directory /etc/paths.d are described as the places where
> search path action takes place now.
> Does anybody know where important UNIX stuff like this is explained ?
This is not "important UNIX stuff", it is a little Apple-private kludge,
Here is what some other people think of it:
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