# [tex-live] Finding files with texlive

Rummel, Jeff jeff.rummel at emory.edu
Fri Aug 17 16:39:15 CEST 2012

```I have tried everything I can think of, so it is probably something obvious.  I thought it would be wise to migrate from PCTeX to the texlive implementation, since it seems to be a standard installation.  I have a search path in PCTeX that includes the parent of the current directory (\..) and a directory where I keep my LaTeX styles.

I read through the documentation and thought that texlive would look in TEXMFHOME for my styles.  I ran
Kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME

thinking that is where pdfLaTeX would look when I click the typeset button in TeXworks.   So the document starts
\documentclass{jlrhandouts}

And jlrhandouts.cls is in the directory c:/Users/jrummel/texmf, but  TeXworks says file not found.  I tried
Set TEXINPUTS=c:\Users\jrummel\texmf

with and without the trailing semicolon.  I am at a loss about what to do next.  And then I have to figure out how to get the parent directory into my search.

Why doesn't TeX Live Manager 2012 have something in it for Windows users who want to point to some directories in a simple way?

Thanks for any help.

--jeff.
Jeff Rummel  (jrummel at emory.edu)

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