[tex-k] Kpathsearch tilde expansion bug

Ajit Thakkar ajit at unb.ca
Sat Nov 29 00:49:41 CET 2008

Hi Reinhard

> it works as specified.  ~ expands to $HOME on Unix and to
> %USERPROFILE% on Windows.  If you prefer %HOME% on Windows it's
> necessary to replace ~ by $HOME in texmf.cnf.

Thanks for the reply.

I can certainly accept this behavior. However, it should be documented
clearly in a place that a user would look at. I bumped into the issue
because the Kpathsea library manual (for v 3.5.6) did not give any
indication about it. A sentence about this behavior in section 3.3.3 of
this document would be helpful.


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