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I'm trying to recreate my file system on a cloud server so I can SSH into it from my new tablet. So I have def.tex, my main list of custom macros, which accesses tikz.tex:

\input tikz/plain/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz.tex

But then tikz.tex accesses its files as if they were in the same folder:

\input pgf.tex
\input pgffor.tex
\input tikz.code.tex

So I'm not sure what to do. I tried to move everything in the same folder, but there were .sty files that I couldn't find anywhere. How did other people solve this problem?

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\input tikz then make sure tikz// is in your TEXINPUTS path (either as an environment variable or in texmf.cnf kpathsea setting) so everything below that is searched. –  David Carlisle Apr 5 at 21:42
    
Ah, yes. Furthermore, tikz is included by default in newer releases. (It may be in 2009, but I upgraded to the newest one.) No need to install manually. –  D. Weathers Apr 5 at 22:02
    
Is \input{tikz/plain/pgf/frontendlayer/tikz.tex} working for you? –  Malipivo Apr 6 at 6:05
    
That's LaTeX syntax; I use plainTeX. But in newer distributions, \input tikz without any manual installation works and it knows where to find everything. @DavidCarlisle would you mind elaborating? I'm sure I'll need to know how to do that some time. –  D. Weathers Apr 6 at 14:46

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