[tex-live] updmap.cfg query

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Sun Jul 26 19:59:41 CEST 2009

2009/7/26 Rowland McDonnell <rjmmnet-lists at yahoo.co.uk>:
> Thank you for that - I think I already understood everything that page
> has to say, except that it was useful for me to discover the following
> incantation:
> kpsewhich --var-value TEXMFLOCAL
> (I can't remember things like that; I have to make written notes in
> places that I'll find them at a time when they'll be useful.  This is
> not easy to do.  I did mention that I'm a Mac user.  I'm not scared of
> command lines, but I usually can't remember command line incantations.

I'm late for chiming in, but please bear with me:
- please keep your mails short. Nobody here wants to read your long
  mails to exctract the questions you are posing - I gave up after the
- get used to reading man pages. Your mac is running a Unix OS, and
  the developers are developing for Unix systems, where man pages are
  the standard documentation format
- read the web2c & kpathsea documentation, either the info files or
  get the pdfs. You have to understand tds and kpathsea at least to
  know what kpsewhich does and how texmf.cnf is digested.


PS: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html is essential

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