[OS X TeX] More questions on MacTeX

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Mon Mar 10 22:09:40 EDT 2008

Perhaps there was some miscommunication, because I saw at least two  
other responses with the same suggestion yesterday.
Is the list malfunctioning?

On Mar 10, 2008, at 7:22 PM, Bill Northcott wrote:

> On 11/03/2008, at 6:00 AM, Christoph wrote:
>> - In the MacTeX readme file it is mentioned that the real directory
>> structure of the MacTeX installation (e.g. usr/local or /usr/local/
>> texlive/2007) is not visible in the Finder. Instead only Alias of
>> these directories are accessible under Library/TeX/Root.
>> 	Why is it so?
>> 	Is there a way to see the real directory structure either in the
>> Finder or somewhere else?
> I amazed that no one on the list seems to know how to do this.
> Just use "Go -> Go to Folder" or its keyboard equivalent in the  
> Finder and you can enter any absolute or relative directory path and  
> the Finder will show it and its subdirectories.  What's more it will  
> keep doing so for some time after move out of it.  Its so much  
> easier than a shell!
> I find it particularly useful when building open source Libtoolized  
> software because it puts all the build objects in .libs directories  
> which are otherwise hidden.
> My tip for the day, enjoy.
> Bill Northcott

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