[OS X TeX] MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 63, Issue 11 hidden files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 19 14:45:02 CET 2013

On Jan 19, 2013, at 6:14 AM, Leslie Morland (MTH) <L.Morland at uea.ac.uk> wrote:

> Thanks Pete and Herb,
>          I have latest 2012, which is fine. Waiting for Apple to clean up my hard disk after replacement. 
> Find some of my files on back-up, largely my latex documents and lucida fonts, are refusing me permission 
> to read, so Apple needs to sort out permissions. Got  messed up when they created another user  as an 
> intermediary which allowed most files to be recovered.
>          How do I find all the TeXShop .sty, .cls, .bst etc files. They are all installed since latex works fine. The
> terminal advice for unhiding allowed me to see my Library and create a texmf tree, but I cannot see basic files
> in TeXShop directory in my Library, nor TeX in Finder or Finder  Library. I need a TeXShop "map" if it exists
> for the public. Just interested; does not stop me using TeXShop.
> Leslie


In Terminal simply run the command

kpsewhich packagename

where packagename is the full name of the package file you are trying to find. E.g.,

kpsewhich article.cls

will return


as the location for article.cls in TeX Live 2012 as installed by MacTeX.

By the way, if you re-installed TeX Live 2012 using the MacTeX.pkg you should run TeX Live Utility (you'll find it in /Applications/TeX) and let it update all the pakcages, etc., that have been updated since the release of TeX Live 2012. There have been lots of changes, additions, subtractions, etc.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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