[OS X TeX] Uninstalling an earlier installation

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Dec 28 19:26:26 CET 2011

On Dec 28, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Eric Weir wrote:

> On Dec 16, 2011, at 1:38 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> This local extension to the (yearly) TeX Live/Mac TeX installation is optional. I think even if it has been removed it was recreated by the new installation. You can check in a shell, for example in Terminal:
>> 	ls -l /usr/local/texlive
>> 	du -sh /usr/local/texlive/*
>> The first command will list "branches" of TeX Live/Mac TeX, the latter will determine the disk usage of these branches.


Remember that OS X is Unix, a multi-user system. The ~/Library/texmf/... tree is for personal (e.g., you, as a single user) files the /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/... tree is for the local system files (i.e., all users of that computer).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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