[OS X TeX] Where Should 'Package' Files be Stored?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 11 14:40:47 EST 2012
On Jan 11, 2012, at 1:21 PM, Doug McKenna wrote:
> Berend Hasselman wrote -
>> Why not use kpsewhich?
>> [.../~]: kpsewhich amssymb.sty
> Is there a way to determine all the places that TeX (or kpsewhich) looks
> for a file match _before_ if finds the file it's been asked to find.
If I interpret you correctly the answer is yes. Use the command
and it will list the complete path ti will search in the order of search. Note: a trailing // at the end of a search directory means it will search sub-directories of that directory and a leading !! at the start of a search directory means it will us the ls-R file (generated by `sudo texhash` or `sudo mktexlsr`) at the base of the tree to speed up the search.
> And does a file's suffix affect the seqeuence of directories/folders
> TeX/kpsewhich examines?
> Doug McKenna
Absolutely! That is the purpose of the -show-path= option. In the command above the `tex' will show the search path for .tex, .sty, .cls, .fd, .aux, .bbl, .def, .clo and .ldf extensions. To get more information about kpsewhich run
in Terminal. You can see a full man page by running
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