[tex-live] TEXINPUTS on windows

Fri Nov 5 16:20:09 CET 2010

> Akira Kakuto wrote:
>> Dear Lars,
>>
>>> Given a TL10 on windows and a user who has a dir with his own private
>>> packages, say C:\mytexstuff
>>>
>>> How do we add this to TEXINPUTS in TL10?
>>>
>>> MikTeX has a very easy interface for this, but I have no idea as to how
>>> one should add this on TL10. I assume it is texmf.cnf in texlive/2010/,
>> You can add c:/mytexstuff// to TEXINPUTS.programname
>> in the texmf.cnf, like
>> TEXINPUTS.latex = .;\$TEXMF/tex/{latex,generic,}//;c:/mytexstuff//
>>
>> The easiest way may be to define an environment variable
>> TEXINPUTS=c:/mytexstuff//;
>> Don't forget the semicolon.
>>
>> Akira
>>
>
> why can't we just add
>
> TEXINPUTS=c:/mytexstuff//;
>
> to texmf.cnf?
>
> If this is so complicated, I'd recommend adding a better interface for
> this to the tlmgr TODO list. This is one of the features I like in MikTeX.
>
> We recommend TL to all our users because then we know they have exactly
> the same tools (more or less)
>
>

the env stuff works, but I could not get adding anything to texmf.cnf to
work.

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/daleif