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For the graphicx package, we can use \graphicspath{...} so that we can directly use filenames in the argument of \includegraphics{...}. Can a similar thing be done for directly using filenames in \input{...}. I know of the method mentioned here but if this was the way to do it, then why does \graphicspath{...} exist?

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\graphicspath comes from LaTeX's \input@path, just using the paths for graphics files. \input@path can be set independently, e.g.:

\makeatletter
\def\input@path{{path1/}{path2/}}
\makeatother

Internally package graphics stores its path of \graphicspath in \Ginput@path and locally sets \input@path to \Ginput@path, if it looks for files via \IfFileExists.

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