[OS X TeX] Staying on the right PATH (or something)
morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 09:50:38 EST 2007
Forgive me if the following is just me being naïve.
I am trying to support some users using Texmaker on both *nix, OS X and
Windows. In order to do so, it must be configured correctly and this is
where the fun begins... We want to avoid giving a full path to the
executable as often the system knows what to do with a file. On OS X we
which will then do as expected. Similarly, we discovered that on Windows
we could use
cmd /C start %.pdf
and this then does the same as open. Good.
On Windows, latex and friends are added to the PATH by MiKTeX and so one
can call it as
This works on *nix as well but not on OS X even though latex is of course
in the PATH. Can anybody explain to me why this is? TeXShop expects the
path to the executable as well, right? And what does an application like
Aquamacs do differently, since it just has a call to latex and doesn't
care where it is located?
I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me in this matter.
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