[OS X TeX] Where to put file like "longdiv.tex"?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 28 10:42:10 EST 2007
On Feb 28, 2007, at 8:39 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> Any difference between "run[ning] texhash" (I assume from the
> terminal) and LaTeXing from TeXShop?
It should be
done from Terminal. This must be done if files are added to any tree
OTHER than your personal tree, ~/Library/texmf/; new files in the
personal tree are found automatically without running texhash.
To be able to find files quickly---after all there are thousands of
files in a TeX distribution---a file, ls-R, is created, by running
texhash, that allows for rapid searches of a tree structure. You must
use sudo to run texhash because these ls-R files are created in
directories that are not writable by normal users.
E.g., you can get a list of directories searched by pdflatex for .sty
files using the command
kpsepath -n pdflatex sty
in Terminal. Items in that list that start with !! will be rapidly
searched using the ls-R file rather than a recursive search through
the tree. Notice that searches in your personal tree does NOT have a
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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