additional texmf tree for all users (was Re: [OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed)

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at
Mon Aug 28 17:04:36 CEST 2006

> On Aug 28, 2006, at 8:02 AM, Rowland McDonnell wrote:

> As Gerben noted, one distinct drawback would be a decrease in
> performance as opposed to having this in a tree which is pre-hashed.

Afaik: You can hash any tree, even ~/Library/texmf without changing
texmf.cnf. The hash is always used when present. The !! in texmf.cnf only
means that the hash is the *only* way that is used.

Sometimes people accidentally create a hash in ~/Library/texmf after which
the thing becomes `frozen' and new additions are not picked up until the
hash is removed or recreated.


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