# MacTeX, Lion and Environment Variables [closed]

Does anyone here use MacTeX on Lion and set their TeX environment variables (such as `TEXINPUTS`, `BIBINPUTS`, `BSTINPUTS`, `TEXEDIT` etc) via `~/MacOSX/environment.plist`? Does it still work for those environment variables ? I ask because some other sites seem to indicate problems setting some environment variables via environment.plist but this may refer to other variable such as `PATH`.

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 I've never come across someone who uses the `environment.plist` file for this (the standard wisdom is to add the `texbin` folder to your path. Is there a particular reason you want to do this? – Mark S. Everitt Feb 20 '12 at 9:32 I have a large collection of LaTeX files organised by subjects which get used in other files (via \input{}). Rather than put my entire tree of files under the user ~/Library/texmf tree I define (in ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist) TEXINPUTS, BIBINPUTS, BSTINPUTS - for example, TEXINPUTS is defined as /Users/molyneux/MyData/Public/TeX/Inputs//:.:/Users/molyneux/MyData/Documents/Pe‌​rsonal/Finance/Inputs//:/Users/molyneux/MyData/Documents/Subjects//: - this has the advantage of letting me sync ~/MyData between machines more easily – Phil Molyneux Feb 20 '12 at 9:48

## closed as off topic by lockstep, tohecz, egreg, Joseph Wright♦May 5 '12 at 22:10

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