[OS X TeX] Finder access to the system-wide local texmf directory

Jerome Laurens Jerome.Laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Tue Jan 16 17:24:04 EST 2007

Selon Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com>:

> Le 16 janv. 07 à 09:54, Franck Pastor a écrit :
> > Le 16-janv.-07 à 09:23, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
> >
> >> Alas, after upgrading this morning to TeXLive 2007 this doesn't
> >> seem to be the case. As a result, you can indeed access the local
> >> texmf tree using normal navigation in the Finder for gwTeX (by
> >> going to /Library/TeX/Root and then inside it to texmf.local), but
> >> not for TeXLive (once in /Library/TeX/Root you would have to go
> >> one level up in the directory hierarchy, to ../, which the Finder
> >> doesn't normally allows).
> >
> > You can use "command-uparrow" in the Finder to go one level up.
> I had tried that but it didn't work: when in /Library/TeX/
> Distributions = /usr/local/texlive/2007, Cmd-UpArrow brings back one
> level up in the symlink hierarchy, to /Library/TeX, not one level up
> in the actual directory hierarchy, to /usr/local/texlive.
> Thanks in any case,

>From the TeXDist Pref Panel, you can double click a distrib to open its root
If you alt+double click, the *.TeXDist/Contents folder is opened, from which you
should be able to access directly the local texmf tree

This undocumented goodie/feature was implemented for fun.
Maybe it should migrate to the TeXDist Helper Tool?


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