[OS X TeX] Re: Reading The TeXbook terminal in hand
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 16:13:43 CEST 2012
On Jun 6, 2012, at 9:54 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jun 6, 2012, at 8:50 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Jun 5, 2012, at 9:37 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>>> kpathsea: Running mktexfmt TeX.fmt
>>>> I can't find the format file `TeX.fmt'!
>>>> MacAlain:~ gpadnom$
>> When I (finally) thought of looking for TeX.fmt myself, I found it
>> Macintosh HD > usr > local > texlive > 2011 > texmf-var > web2c >
>> tex > tex.fmt
>> Since I sure did not put it there myself, why can't terminal find it?
>> gpadnom is the name under which I am known by computer MacAlain
>> Since I would really like to read the TeXbook, I would appreciate
>> it very much if someone would help me help terminal find tex.fmt
>> Hopeful regards
> As I said before it is called tex.fmt NOT TeX.fmt. The for most
> things Terminal is case dependent! The command line should be run
> tex file.tex
> TeX file.tex
(1) I apologize for not having paid attention back then but, until
Moore convinced me to read the TeXbook and since I had no intention
whatsoever to do anything but write my stuff in LaTeX, there really
was no point to.
(2) You are exactly correct: I started by typing TeX but that was not
my fault: I was following Knuth to the letter:
> "Usually the operating system prompts you for a command and you type
> 'TeX' or 'run tex' or something like that."
(3) Now everything went well:
> Last login: Wed Jun 6 10:06:53 on ttys000
> MacAlain:~ gpadnom$ tex
> This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2011)
> Output written on texput.dvi (1 page, 212 bytes).
> Transcript written on texput.log.
> MacAlain:~ gpadnom$
(4) To quote Knuth further:
> "Now you're going to need some help again from you friendly local
> computer hackers. They will tell you how to produce hardcoput from
More hopeful regards
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