[texworks] Transferring local texmf tree from Linux to Windows (MiKTeX)

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:10:29 CET 2010

On 2 Feb 2010, at 15:48, Michael Erickson wrote:

> Hello all,
> Work forces me to jump back and forth between a Linux and a WindowsXP machine.  I have a local texmf under my home folder on my Linux box.  I would like to copy that entire folder over to my WindowsXP machine so MikTeX can use the fonts, style-files, and classes I've created under Linux.
> From the documentation, it appears that adding a local tree to MikTeX is quite straightforward.  My question for the group is; does anyone have advice for doing this?  Has anybody run into issues with file-naming, line-endings, forward vs. backward slash file system navigation, etc.?
> My initial thinking is just to zip up ~/texmf, copy it to WinXP, unzip it, and point MikTeX at it.  

Seems to me this ought to work.

> Do I need to "unix2dos" the entire tree first?

I don't think so; in general, tex and related programs will accept either CRLF or LF-only line endings without complaint. You certainly wouldn't want to run unix2dos on any binary files you might happen to have there (such as .tfm or .pfb, etc).

> Thanks for reading this far.  Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> --mike

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