[OS X TeX] fmtutil vs fmtutil-sys

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Wed Aug 3 21:39:59 CEST 2011

On Aug 3, 2011, at 1:52 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Aug 3, 2011, at 12:41 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>> Hi, if someone runs fmtutil instead of fmtutil-sys, how do they undo the "damage"?  I.e. what needs to be removed from ~/Library/texmf to make the system work normally?
> Run
> kpsewhich -show-path fmt
> in Terminal to get the complete path searched by kpsewhich (neglect the last name in each path) and check the ones in your home directory (/Users/...)

The output of this command is somewhat cryptic.  However, testing on a dummy account (I used the third person in my original question on purpose: I hadn't actually done this myself) it seems that fmtutil generates ~/Library/texlive/2011/texmf-var

And this folder may be deleted with impunity (since my regular account doesn't have it.)


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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