[OS X TeX] Bibtex alias

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 27 15:59:24 CET 2015

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 9:12 AM, Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Alessandro,
> The location ~/Library/texmf is not touched when upgrades are made
> to TeX, by either MacTeX or the TeX Live installation script. I’m certain
> of this because I make MacTeX.
> Moreover, OS X upgrades don’t modify ~/Library, or at least don’t
> modify folders the OS didn’t install.
> Both Unix symbolic links and use of ~/Library/texmf are reasonable
> solutions for your problem.
> Dick Koch
>> On Mar 27, 2015, at 5:45 AM, Alessandro Languasco <languasc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well Herb,
>> you are right but, if I'm not wrong, in fact the library directories are wiped out 
>> when you perform a clean installation of the os. So maybe we should also suggest to
>> people that this texmf directory located in the libraries folders should also be 
>> backed up  together with other (standard) user directories. 
>> bests,
>> Alessandro Languasco


And if you are still worried about using ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib and ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst for your personal .bib and .bst files make a single symbolic link to them in those folders; they will still be found and you'll feel `safe'.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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