[OS X TeX] How to make TeXShop aware of TEXINPUTS variable

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Wed May 1 17:11:16 CEST 2002

On Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 03:57 , Henrik Holm wrote:

> only if (pdf)latex is run from a terminal.  Is it possible to
> make TeXShop aware of this environment variable?

Yes, I recall there is a way to add environment stuff to the default 
environment any/all GUI app gets. I strongly advice against this, 
though, as it is a nightmare for application developers such as I am to 
support applications that can be influenced by the environment if we 
cannot trust the environment to be sane.

One solution is to ask Richard to add environment settings to TeXShop :-)

For the time being, I suggest that you change /Library/teTeX/texmf.cnf 
instead. Add these lines:

TEXINPUTS.pdflatex = .;./fig;$TEXMF/{pdftex,tex}/{latex,generic,}//
TEXINPUTS.latex = .;./fig;$TEXMF/tex/{latex,generic,}//

These will override the default settings for tex searching of files when 
you run pdflatex or latex. If you want to change for other programs, 
look in /Library/teTeX/share/texmf/web2c/texmf.cnf for details.

If this does not work, contact me off list, as it then must be I do not 
understand something about TeX file searching.


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