packages in TeXShop (was: Re: [OS X TeX] question regarding spacing after a period)

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at
Thu Mar 12 11:13:19 CET 2009

On  12 Mar, 2009, at 03:52, Alex Hamann wrote:

> Open a terminal window and type
> locate beamer.cls
> If the file will be found you already have beamer on your system.

That is if his locate database is up to date, which means his machine  
has to be turned on at about 3 o'clock every day. In any case, find is  
better, but, as you said, we need to know which TeX distribution he's  

Then the best would be, in Terminal,

kpsewhich <class_name>.cls (for example, kpsewhich beamer.cls) and  
kpsewhich <package_name>.sty (like kpsewhich geometry.sty).



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