[OS X TeX] Re: Reading The TeXbook terminal in hand

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 6 09:54:03 EDT 2012

On Jun 6, 2012, at 8:50 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Jun 5, 2012, at 9:37 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> 	terminal:
>>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt TeX.fmt
>>> I can't find the format file `TeX.fmt'!
>>> MacAlain:~ gpadnom$
> When I (finally) thought of looking for TeX.fmt myself, I found it here:
> Macintosh HD > usr > local > texlive > 2011 > texmf-var > web2c > tex > tex.fmt
> Since I sure did not put it there myself, why can't terminal find it?
> gpadnom is the name under which I am known by computer MacAlain
> Since I would really like to read the TeXbook, I would appreciate it very much if someone would help me help terminal find tex.fmt
> Hopeful regards
> --schremmer


As I said before it is called tex.fmt NOT TeX.fmt. The for most things Terminal is case dependent! The command line should be run using

tex file.tex


TeX file.tex

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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