[OS X TeX] Where to put file like "longdiv.tex"?

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 10:49:29 EST 2007

Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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?
>> Regards
>> --schremmer
> Howdy,
> It should be
> sudo texhash
> 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 
> leading !!.

Well, as I already told Dyballa, and being a "normal user"—I hope, I am 
quite content to let TeXShop do the dirty work. :-)

However, I am grateful to you and Dyballa as this is the way that I am 
(slowly) learning about what is under the hood.


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