[OS X TeX] MusixTeX

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sun Sep 2 03:11:10 EDT 2007

Le 2 sept. 07 à 04:20, Daniel Culver a écrit :

> On Aug 30, 2007, at 12:28 PM, Georgios Pyrgiotakis wrote:
>> I recently installed the MacTeX 2007 and the MusixTeX package is not
>> installed (I think, at least). Any ideas on how to do it?
> On a Mac you will need to unhide your finder (if you haven't done  
> so) and you can follow the usr directory to local, texlive, 2007,  
> texmf-dist, tex, latex, and finally musictex. The documentation is  
> under texmf-doc, reading this should get you a good start.

MusixTeX is indeed pre-installed in MacTeX, but in the tex/generic  
area, not tex/latex. For the documentation, this makes it /usr/local/ 

By unhiding the Finder I assume you mean typing in Terminal

	defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles True

And for reverting back to normal:

	defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles False

You don't need to do that: you can access the various texmf trees of  
a TeX distribution using the alias /Library/TeX/Root/, and the  
various documentation folders within these trees using the aliases  
inside /Library/TeX/Documentation/. For example, you can access the  
MusicTeX documentation by following in the Finder the path /Library/ 

Personally I just used once the Finder Goto Folder (Cmd-Shift-G) to  
navigate to /usr/local/, then dragged the texlive folder to the  
sidebar of a Finder window, so that it is present now in the sidebar,  
alongside Documents, Music etc. every time I open a new Finder window.

Bruno Voisin

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