[tex-live] input

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Feb 27 19:03:02 CET 2008

"Zdenek Wagner" <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

> A. Imagine that you work on multiuser environment and a user wants to
> make a private file not visible to other users. The best place for
> such files is under $HOME/texmf. 

We should rather say under TEXMFHOME, whatever that is set to.

> Let's suppose that Tweedledum makes
> his macro file /home/tweedledum/texmf/tex/newbattle/macros.tex and
> Tweedledee makes his private file
> /home/tweedledee/texmf/blackraven/macros.tex. When any of them writes
> \input macros, he will get his own file. If they give the file to
> Humpty Dumpty, it will not work because neither Tweedledum's nor
> Tweedledee's  directories are on the Humpty Dumpty's search path (and
> he may have his ow different macros.tex). I am not sure whether $HOME
> is used in Windows. It will definitely cause problems in OS/2 and eCS.
> In such a case use B or C as described below.

Isn't it possible to define TEXMFHOME on a per-user-basis on any
mulituser system?  I think it should be possible even on Win95.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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