[OS X TeX] How to set a path in OS X.4

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 03:57:10 CET 2005

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 23:41:07 +0100, Georg Verweyen <verweyen at gmail.com>  

> Maarten Sneep schrieb:
>> The new TL2005, a.k.a. MacTeX? Or i-Installer, TL 2005 binaries/layout?
> TL 2005 5weeks old beta image with texins-sh (or what was the name of  
> the file?).
>> I still recommend you install the ghostscript i-Package, but you can   
>> add the path to your .bashrc or .profile (I always forget which is   
>> best).
>> export PATH="${PATH}:/usr/local/bin"
> Ah! Couldn't the Mac-Help point to this somehow?

It's there in the TeXLive installation instructions. From §3.2:

After the installation completes, your next step is to include the  
architecture-specific subdirectory of TEXDIR/bin in your PATH, so the  
newly-installed programs can be found. The architecture names are listed  
in table 1, p. 20, or you can simply list the directory TEXDIR/bin.

The syntax for doing this, and the initialization file to use, depends on  
your shell. If you use a Bourne-compatible shell (sh, bash, ksh, et al.),  
put the following into your $HOME/.profile file:
PATH=/mnt/cdrom/bin/archname:$PATH; export PATH

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