[tex-live] Location of {TeX,*}.web in TeX Live 2013 ?

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Thu May 15 15:48:06 CEST 2014

On 15.05.2014 15:37, Philip Taylor wrote:

>> I get the following error message in a read-only directory:
>>      tangle: tex.p: Permission denied
>> Perhaps it is not written at all in your system.
> Oh, it is written; Windows 7 "knows" that a naive user will try to
> write to /Windows/System32, allows the program to run to completion,
> but secretly redirects the output to another location that is
> near impossible to locate ...  In fact, by various devious means,
> I was finally able to ascertain that it ended up in :
> C:\Users\Chaa006\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\System32

Ah, a "Windows feature", thanks for the investigation.

> OK, understood, but are you (or is another member of this list) able
> to answer my question above :  how is a TeX Live user intended to
> ascertain where his/her TeXMF-Local is located ?  The location is
> exposed at installation time, but is not re-displayed (as far as
> I can tell) through the TeX Live manager GUI, so if maintenance
> is separated from installation by several months, a user may well
> have forgotten where he/she wanted his/her TeXMF-Local to be rooted.

I usually check `texmf.cnf`, if I want to know, how the directories
are configured. But I am not a "normal" user.

Yours sincerely

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