[tex-live] is TEXINPUTS obsolete?

Dan Drake drake at kaist.edu
Wed Dec 30 07:41:31 CET 2009


I've seen a couple references online ([1], [2]) that say the use of the
environment variable TEXINPUTS is obsolete. However, there seems to be
no official documentation of this, and also the most recent version of
l2tabu [3] recommends the use of TEXINPUTS in some cases.

Is TEXINPUTS obsolete or deprecated? Can I rely on it continuing to



  1. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=733798
  2. http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org/msg597259.html
  3. http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/l2tabu/
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