[OS X TeX] Copying directories

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Fri Jan 10 16:21:39 CET 2014


Suppose I want to add a new font to my TeX system. The font may be Cabin and the system may be TeXLIve 2010 (I prefer not to update it for the moment). 

The README says: “To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system unzip the file
tex-archive/install/fonts/cabin.tds.zip at the root of an appropriate
texmf tree, likely a personal or local tree.”

TeXLive on a Mac doesn't seem to be TDS-compliant (whatever this may means), since when I download the zip fie it unzips by itself into a Mac directory called “cabin”. So I am left with the task of copying a tree into a tree. 

The first tree is 

---- doc
---- latex
---- map
---- opentype
---- type1
---- files such as README and samples

The second tree is

---- bibtex
---- doc
---- dvips
---- fonts
---- metapost
---- tex
---- tpm
---- web2c

Not quite the same thing. People suggest that I use  cp -R  in the Terminal. But a quick look at  man cp  suggest that  cp -R would hardly do the job of putting everything in the right place (that is directories with the same name) in the sublevels of the second tree. 

Does somebody know a solution? (I could do it by hand, but this not the last time I install a new font in TeXLive.)

André Bellaïche
Université Paris-Diderot

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