[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...).


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