[tex-live] TEXINPUTS on windows

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Nov 12 03:01:10 CET 2010

On 11 November 2010 Lars Madsen wrote:

 > On 2010-11-11 23:40, Norbert Preining wrote:
 > >
 > >> tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFHOME e:/foo/bar//;
 > >
 > > on single user systems absolutely fine.
 > >
 > > on multi user all users share the same texmfhome.
 > >
 > > Norbert
 > in this case it is a single user system

No, the variable TEXMFHOME is ~/texmf by default, where ~ expands to
$HOME on Unix and to %USERPROFILE% on Windows.  Thus,

  kpsewhich --var-value=TEXMFHOME

provides different results for different users.

If you install TL for a single user, you can change TEXMFHOME as you
like.  In a multi user environment a particular user can only change
TEXMFHOME by setting an environment variable.


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