I am using TeX Live 2012/Debian on Linux Mint 14.
I am wondering what the right definition of the
TEXINPUTS variable is.
You can always put your personal files in a proper subdirectory of
This "personal tree" is always consulted for input files before the other trees and doesn't need hashing (with
If instead you have a folder somewhere, you can set the variable TEXINPUTS in the environment by saying something like
If you need the current directory to be searched for inputs before the local one, then
should be the best choice.