karl at freefriends.org
Sun Oct 26 02:08:12 CEST 2014
The opening colon means "the current directory, and then ..."
No; in kpathsea (unlike PATH interpretation by shells), the opening
colon actually means "insert the system directories", which is a good
thing. (A trailing or doubled colon would also mean that.)
To search the current directory first, then a personal directory,
then the system directories, the best approach using TEXINPUTS would be:
However, setting TEXMFHOME to the desired directory (default is ~/texmf,
except on Macs where it's ~/Library/texmf) is cleaner yet; then
TEXINPUTS doesn't have to be set at all. An even better thing.
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