[TxMt] Question to LaTeX bundle users

Alan Schussman alan at schussman.com
Thu Jan 26 18:34:45 UTC 2006

On Jan 26, 2006, at 11:26 AM, Charilaos Skiadas wrote:

>> command is potentially something that could break cross-platform  
>> compatibility of the .tex file itself, or would pose problems if  
>> one were to move the local texmf tree for some reason. I'm not  
>> entirely familiar with how the innards of that file-finding  
>> actually work, but eventually being able to search the texmf tree  
>> would probably be a good way to go about it.
> That is true, but it is a bit more elaborate than what I want to go  
> into right now. I guess I keep my bib file near the corresponding  
> tex file. Where do other people keep their bib files? I could try  
> to come up with a better search, but I don't really know where I  
> should be looking.

I agree that it's pretty elaborate and that relative paths ought to  
do the trick and will work across platforms -- assuming one's  
directory structure matches on the two platforms. My bib files are  
all in my local texmf tree: ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bib/. Latex and  
bibtex have some behind-the-scenes settings that direct them to find  
that tree. I think this is where kpsewhich comes into play, as do the  
optional environment variables of BIBINPUTS and TEXINPUTS.


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