[texhax] MacTEX + command line

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Mon Nov 10 08:57:36 CET 2008

On  9 Nov, 2008, at 13:51, Crystal Martin wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a long time LaTeX "user", but I do not have much experience with
> software installation.
> I'm running Leopard on a MacPro with tc shell. I installed the MacTEX
> package from CTAN, and TeXShop is working.
> When I try to run LaTeX from the command line, I get "latex: Command  
> not
> found."  I'm guessing that my PATH needs to be modified. I made  
> a .cshrc
> file, but I'm not sure what to put in it.

Indeed, MacTeX sets the path for bash, the current default shell in  
Mac OS X. You can try setting the path for /usr/texbin

But, better yet, ask in the TeX on Mac OS mailing list:


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Richard Koch, MacTeX maintainer, is a regular in that mailing list.



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