[tex-live] a question about PATH

Richard Koch richardmoncriefkoch at icloud.com
Sat Apr 9 15:57:14 CEST 2016


/Library/TeX/texbin comes from MacTeX. To learn more, go to


and read about TeX and El Capitan, and also go to


and read about MacTeX’s support for multiple TeX Distributions.

I think the behavior you report is correct. In Terminal, we append
/Library/TeX/texbin to the end automatically, as most users have
only this link to the TeX binaries, and thus use our mechanism to
handle multiple versions. Sophisticated users can modify $PATH
as they wish.

Dick Koch

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