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

Dan Luecking dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 15 20:57:29 CEST 2014

On Thu, May 15, 2014, at 15:37:30 CEST, Philip Taylor (P.Taylor at 
Rhul.Ac.Uk) wrote:

>  how is a TeX Live user intended to
>ascertain where his/her TeXMF-Local is located ?

Here are several ways.

     tlmgr conf
at a command line should tell you that (and a great deal more).

If you want only TEXMFLOCAL:
     tlmgr conf texmf TEXMFLOCAL
gives me (in 2014 pretest):
     TEXMFLOCAL not defined in texmf config file (C:/TeXLive/2014/texmf.cnf)
     texmf TEXMFLOCAL default value: C:/TeXLive/texmf-local 
(kpsewhich -var-value)
Which eventually gives the requisite information as well as the
suggestion of using the (much quicker) command kpsewhich -var-value
(though one might need to run kpsewhich -help to find the correct syntax).

Another (much slower) method:
     tlmgr conf | find "TEXMFLOCAL"
Use grep when available, instead of find.

     tlmgr conf --help
can tell you how to change the value.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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