[OS X TeX] PATH mystery
ealdrov at math.fsu.edu
Mon Aug 5 20:20:35 EDT 2013
a little addendum to the PATH story:
On Fri, Aug 02, 2013 at 09:22:05PM -0700, Michael Sharpe wrote:
> I had tried it both ways (paths and as a file in paths.d), ending up with
> it in paths to make it higher priority.
There's a way to tweak the priority a bit, at least on 10.7 and 10.8,
by having the filenames in /etc/paths.d begin with two digits. So, in
the case of TeX, the filename could be NN-TeX, with the same content.
Regular filenames in /etc/paths.d go at the end of the path. The paths
listed in /etc/paths have higher priority still, so if you want
/usr/texbin in front of everything maybe the best solution is to set
the PATH from scratch in you ~/.profile (or better, in your ~/.bashrc,
if you use bash: Terminal.app opens non-login shells).
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