[OS X TeX] X11

Ettore Aldrovandi ealdrov at zeno.math.fsu.edu
Sat May 28 15:46:39 CEST 2005

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 11:38:05AM +0200, Peter Breitfeld wrote:
> export PATH=$(defaults read "${HOME}/.MacOSX/environment" PATH)
> No login-shells, interactive shells and X11's xterm know the PATH as 
> well as Carbon-Emacs.

An elegant solution.  Setting .MacOSX/environment.plist takes
care not only of X11.app but also, among other things,
Carbon-Emacs, as you mention.

The problem with .MacOSX/environment.plist is that it relies on
the user to set it up in the appropriate way.  Gerben wants a
system-wide solution for X11.app--and he's right.  That's way I
also suggested to edit /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. The question is,
if a user has set  a .xinitrc, then will the global one be
executed? I haven't checked this.

On the other hand, here is a kludge.  Open X11.app with 
open -a X11 
from the command line. This way it will inherit the correct
environment. Works for carbon-emacs too. No need to modify other

Another system-wide kludge is the following.  Force each xterm to
run a login shell by setting the appropriate resource in
Ettore Aldrovandi
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