[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 63, Issue 8: hidden files
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 16 12:44:20 EST 2013
On Jan 16, 2013, at 10:58 AM, "Leslie Morland (MTH)" <L.Morland at uea.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Thanks for detail Herb.
>> I tried mkdir texmf in ~Library, and told permission denied
> I tried after sudo, asked for password, but keyboard dead; could not type
> anywhere in Terminal
> I think set-up on replaced hard disk may be cause, but would appreciate
> any suggestions to restore sense.
>> Don't ever put things in /usr/local/texlive/2012 (or any other year).
>> If you are using the machine for personal use place personal packages in ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex (or sub-directories of that directory, for organizational purposes). Personal bib files go into ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib (or sub-directories of that...) and personal bst files go into ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst (or...). That directory structure in not created by default so you need to go to ~/Library (hold the Option key down and click on the Go Menu to see that Library displayed --- Lion and Mountain Lion hide it by default. Then create the texmf directory/folder and the internal folders.
>> If there are multiple users of your system and more than you alone need access to those files place them in a similar structure (e.g., bibtex/bib/... for bib files and tex/latex/... for package files) starting at /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local. You'll need to run
>> sudo mktexlsr
>> and give your admin password if you place the files in that tree (not necessary if you place files in your personal texmf tree as in the previous paragraph).
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
You are clearly NOT in ~/Library!
First, there is no need to use Terminal for your personal texmf tree. Simply hold the Option key down while clicking the Go Menu in Finder and you'll see a menu item for the ~/Library (it just says Library) which is the Library folder in your HOME folder. Next, simply create the folder structure, starting with texmf, in that folder by creating a new folder (File->New Folder [Shift-Cmd-N] and naming it texmf and the open that folder, etc.
If you're going to use mkdir in Terminal you shouldn't need to use sudo at all. In Terminal just
(Note the ~/, not ~ alone) and then
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