# [OS X TeX] finding packages

Thu Mar 12 20:30:41 CET 2009

Hi Aki,

> How to check whether particular package or class is in the Texshop
> or not. For example prosper...how check it whether is in my included
> package or not

Axel actually answered this in his emails to you!

- If you know the exact name of the cls or sty file you're looking
for, use kpsewhich from the command line (Applications > Utilities >
Terminal), e.g.

kpsewhich prosper.cls

(This returns /usr/local/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/latex/prosper/
prosper.cls on my system.)

- If not, just compile a minimal test file with the package and see if
you get an error message or not, e.g.

\documentclass{prosper}
\begin{document}
hello
\end{document}

Jan