[texworks] Why is $PATH ignored?
jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Thu Oct 2 18:55:46 CEST 2008
On 2 oct. 08, at 17:53, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> Why does texworks ignore the PATH environment variable? My TeX Live
> binaries are in /usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/x86_64-linux, and this
> directory is in my PATH, but texworks won't find it until I set it in
> the preferences dialog.
> I think the directories specified in this dialog should be added to
> regular PATH (preferably with lower priority), not override it.
TeXWorks does not ignore the PATH environment variable.
As all desktop applications, it inherits the environment of the
This parent process is not a terminal, so it has no idea of your .init
files and its PATH is limited.
Parsing the terminal config files would be a real pain,
because those file differ depending on the system, the version, the
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