[OS X TeX] varioref

Alan Curtis acurtis at ieee.org
Tue Jul 13 19:27:32 CEST 2004

On Jul 13, 2004, at 11:31 AM, Kannan Moudgalya wrote:

> I recently discovered varioref, a terrific package for 
> cross-referencing.
> As I had a old version of it, I copied the latest version into
> ~/Library... and did a texhash - now it is running ok.  It took some 
> time
> to find out that I had a old version, though.  What is the easiest way 
> to
> find the versions of the LaTeX packages on a powerbook?

If you need to find files somewhere on your disk ....

I tend to use the unix command 'locate' to find things in those places 
that the Finder 'Find' command cannot easily reach. It is very fast but 
relies on a prebuilt database. In a Terminal window

1 .Build the database using the command
 > sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
2. locates the file using the command
 > locate varioref

If you use this a lot, like me, you can add updatedb to your cron file. 
I use anachron to do this.  See


Add the directory /usr to the Finder Search In: Specific Places

1. In Finder:Go:Go to Folder type /usr in the box and hit enter.
2. Select the multicolumn hierarchical view (the rightmost button in 
the toolbar).
3. Apple--Option drag the usr folder to your Desktop to create an alias 
to it.
4. In Finder:Find:Search in Specific places choose Add.
5. Navigate to the usr alias and choose it.

Now Finder can search the /usr directory.


In a Terminal window type

 > find /usr -name "varioref.*"

and wait a while.


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