[OS X TeX] Setting

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Oct 9 00:08:37 CEST 2020

> On Oct 8, 2020, at 4:11 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I’m using MacTeX 2020 under macOS Catalina (10.15.6).
> In the zsh Terminal shell on my system,
> 	echo $TEXMFHOME
> gives an empty result.
> is there something I need to do to set this? 
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It's not, and shouldn't be, set at the Terminal level. To see the value run

kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME

for a MacTeX installed TeX Live it should return


(i.e., ~/Library/texmf) your personal branch of the tree. The value is set in a texmf.cnf file in /Library/TeX/Root (a symbolic link to the root of the active TeX distribution) and I suggest you don't change it. If you MUST change it let me know and I'll give you instructions that don't touch that texmf.cnf file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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