[TxMt] Question to LaTeX bundle users
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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