[OS X TeX] terminal and tex4ht

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Apr 17 20:27:08 CEST 2006

On Apr 17, 2006, at 1:15 PM, Thomas Rike wrote:

> I am very inexperienced at the terminal and not very clear where  
> things reside on my MacBookPro.  I was trying to get  
> SimpleTex4ht.app to work, but it said tex4ht was not installed. I  
> could see it in a folder but don't know what it takes to "install"  
> it, so I went to the i-installer and in the "expert" mode installed  
> tex4ht with no problems noted. However tex4ht "path to tex file"  
> gives -bash: tex4ht: command not found.
> ls /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local
> bibtex          dvips           metapost        tex
> context         fonts           scripts         tex4ht
> doc             ls-R            source          web2c
>  I tried sudo texhash  ( I don't know what it does, but I hoped it  
> would find/do something)  I typed my password and I got
>   sudo: texhash: command not found
> Now I am getting scared. TeXShop still works, so it understands  
> where things are, but I don't know what has changed.
> On my G4 all of these commands work with an installation from over  
> a year ago. When I got the MacBookPro I installed TeX and the  
> MacTeX.dmg and TeXShop which work fine. I did install the fink  
> installer yesterday and I know that played around in the terminal  
> for a long time. Hopefully that is not my problem. I really don't  
> know what I am doing there. I'm just trying to learn
> Any help would be appreciated. By the way, it doesn't look like any  
> math or formatting is converted in the html document (on my G4). Is  
> that to be expected? Thanks.
> Tom Rike


This sounds like the Command Line Interface (CLI) wasn't installed  
when you installed the system. Open up the TeX i-package with i- 
Installer and run the C Configuration stage again making sure the CLI  
setup is made. That sets up the correct paths for bash.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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