[OS X TeX] $PATH question -- somewhat OT

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Mon Jul 4 17:52:14 CEST 2005


On Jul 4, 2005, at 8:02 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> On Jul 4, 2005, at 13:14, Stephen Moye wrote:
>
>> I was checking the PATH variable in connection with another problem  
>> and came across what looks like an anomaly. If I use Terminal and  
>> type 'echo $PATH' I get this:
>>
>> /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/teTeX/bin/ 
>> powerpc-apple-darwin-current:/usr/local/bin
>>
>> but in xterm I get this:
>>
>> /usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin
>>
>> Why are these different?
>
> Because I have not found a way to patch the X11 path settings for all  
> users. The X11 path is not changed by the i-package setup. Maybe I  
> have received from someone info on how to do this and I have lost it.

However, this should not be a problem as you should never NEED to use  
xterm.  Apple's terminal app should do everything you need and works  
better with other aqua apps (as far as copying and pasting...).

Aaron

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