[texhax] whoops

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Oct 27 22:30:35 CET 2014

On 2014-10-27 at 14:38:58 -0500, Dan Luecking wrote:

 > On Oct 26 at 00:04:19 CEST, Walt Burkhard wrote:
 >  >Of course, I could change each "\input" line to contain the
 >  >complete file name such as /Users/walt/texmf/xyz  but I would
 >  >to just say   \input xyz
 > TeX (as well as {pdf,xe,lua}[La]TeX, etc,) do not normally
 > look directly in texmf directories, but rather in the
 > directory texmf/tex/ and all subdirctories below that. So move
 > your input file xyz to
 >      /Users/walt/texmf/tex/xyz
 > Alternatively, you can (re)set all TEXINPUTS.* to include the base
 > directory. [...]

Not a good idea.  Use things as they are documented.  TeX Live is a
complex system.  It's too easy to shoot into your own leg.  Whenever
you change a TEXINPUTS.* variable I can guarantee you that the
confusion outweighs the benefit.

The definite guide is



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