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Where are the tex commands installed?

I am trying to compile a file using the terminal and it keeps failing. In the past I was able to compile latex files easily using terminal but it suddenly started failing. The only change I remember ...
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what is the best website to download LaTex for my Toshiba laptop? [duplicate]

I need to download the right version of LaTeX to my laptop ASAP. My professor sent us a link for Apple computers but I have a Toshiba computer. I tried downloading it anyway with no luck. I also ...
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A lite install for Mac OS X

The full MacTex install is 2.5GB, which is penal for any sporadic user. Can someone talk me through a lite install, i.e. BasicTex plus how to supplement it with one or two packages ...
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BasicTeX 4mac unfindable

From tug.org, I've installed twice the BasicTeX program but I don't find it any more on my computer, even after switching it off. I have the last MacBook and I work on Yosemite. Are there some codes ...
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I can not install LaTex

I wanted to install Latex for windows 10. I have installed Tex Studio and tried to install the full version of MikTex. I use the website http://www.miktex.org/2.9/setup to install MikTex, but I see ...
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Change package search paths

I was previously running a manually installed TeXlive 2013 (as in https://www.tug.org/texlive/quickinstall.html). Now I have removed this with the according button in tlmng (TeXlive Manager) and ...
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TeXLive tlmgr on HiDPI screens?

I have recently installed TeXlive on a new Linux system with install-tl and then I used tlmgr to tweak the installation. However, on my HiDPI screen with resolution 2560x1440 the fonts in tlmgr are ...
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How to fool yum when installing texlive with tlmgr?

I'm using yum for most packages, but one exception is texlive. However, a few packages (R, lyx, ...) will try to install through yum at each upgrade. I followed this solution, but it sometimes doesn't ...
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Trouble installing Letter Gothic font

I am unable to install the Letter Gothic font. I downloaded the lettergothic.zip file from the ctan website. The readme file instructed me to copy some files to certain places, which I did. However, ...
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Package no longer in Tex Live 2015, how do I re-add it (on Windows)

So far I haven't had any issues (outside the occasional ] instead of } of course. Everything I've needed so far a simple search and subsequent \usepackage has made available. Until now.. I've ...
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MikTeX installation error, “The member could not bex extracted from the cabinet file”

MiKTeX Setup 2.9.5870 Report Date: Monday, May 09, 2016 Time: 10:28:25 OS version: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, Service Pack 3, build 7600 SystemAdmin: yes PowerUser: false SharedSetup: false Setup ...
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How can I install biber 2.4 manually from CTAN?

I'm using Ubuntu Mate and the repository version of biber is 2.3, so it's not compatible with some TeX Live 2015 packages. I want to install 2.4 from CTAN. Could anybody help me?
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Installing wordcount

I need to count words in a paper. The journal I am writing for suggests to use wordcount.tex (and the related wordcount.sh). I am using TeX Live on a Mac and I could not find these files; I found them ...
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Can't run texlive 2015 on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded texlive 2015 from the Tex Users Group web and successfully installed. After installation I added these lines in my .bashrc: PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2015/bin/x68_64-linux:$PATH; export ...
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Why doesn't updmap-sys see the TEXMFLOCAL config?

I tried installing emerald fonts and followed the advice in this great answer. However, running updmap-sys would not update with the new fonts because it doesn't look into the file at ...
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Problem with finding forest.sty

I'm trying to use \usepackage{forest} but something is wrong. I have the following output: ! LaTeX Error: File `forest.sty' not found. I'm using TexLive. The upgrade is done. I tried install ...
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Error in manual installation of package

I am trying to manually install the Latex formats provided by my university on my Linux machine with TeX Live. My TEXMFLOCAL folder is /usr/local/share/texmf. I copied the required files to ...
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texify.exe: Invalid control sequence

I am facing a problem with LaTeX. Recently I formatted my computer and reinstalled LaTeX stuff. But now when I am trying to compile my document, it shows an error: "texify.exe: Invalid control ...
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Keep Latex packages and templates on USB

I was able to install TExshop on my university's mac computer lab, but the IT people were only willing to install Basic Tex. The root of the problem is that the computers are refreshed every 15 ...
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What is the smallest functioning version of Latex to be installed on Fedora 21?

Referring back to this link Full Installation of Latex in Fedora, I noticed that 1 full Gigabyte is needed in my Fedora 21 system in order to install it. But, I am sure I don't need all the packages. ...
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How to install “sw20­jart.sty”?

I've search internet and found below code: %sw20jart {Article: JEEP (a general purpose vehicle)}{12pt}{article}{empty} %Copyright (C) 1994-95 TCI Software Research \typeout{TCI Document Style ...
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Porting MikTeX packages from one PC to another

I am using MikTeX on windows. I have installed lots of packages from online repositories. Now I have a new PC, where i have installed MikTeX again. But I don't want to reinstall all the packages ...
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LaTeX font missing on Windows machine [closed]

What is going on here? I'm familiar with TeX, but I don't know much about fonts.
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How to do clean reinstall?

After updating with the package manager, I can't compile any more, because I get the error "amsmath.sty not found". I'd like to do a complete new install of MiKTeX. I did an uninstall using ...
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LaTex cannot find user installed packages

I just switched to a new laptop and am having trouble getting a few packages to work on the new machine. I installed Miktex 2.9 basic package and the style files I need to access are contained in the ...
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Algorithm package not found

I want to use the algorithm-package for writing pseudo code. Yesterday, I downloaded MiKTeX and now I am getting this message. But when I click install, nothing is happening. ...
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Set environmental variable to the right texlive version [closed]

I followed this instructions to install a vanilla version of texlive. Everything worked out fine except the part where I have finalize the installation. I used grep -n texbin /etc/environment || sudo ...
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'beamer.cls' not found in TeXmaker [duplicate]

This sound very basic to some but I am confused here. I want to install TeXmaker on my PC (Windows Vista). I downloaded the software from http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/ Now when I try to compile ...
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How best to run LaTeX on a system with few resources

I've been running LaTeX for about a decade on my Macs and I've picked up a Dell Chromebook for travelling (to install Linux via Crouton). Pretty much the only reason to do this over a tablet is that I ...
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How to install “vanilla” TeXLive on Fedora?

Fedora has provided a very good texlive packaging. But, I think it's best to install texlive directly, using ./install-tl command. I have installed texlive directly on Ubuntu system before, by using ...
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Installing LaTeX [duplicate]

First off LaTeX was installed and then updated without my knowledge as to what is required to get the system up and running. If I wanted to install the ability to LaTeX on a home computer, what do I ...
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tlmgr proxy on Windows

I have TeX Live installed on Windows 7. I need some additional packages. The computer sits behind a proxy, so tlmgr does not work. I couldn't find any mentioning of proxies in the tlmgr documentation. ...
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How to install a .sty file on Texmaker

I'm quite new to LaTeX, so please take that in consideration when answering my question. Thank you. So I want to install ans.sty, but I'm not quite sure how to do so. I'm using TexMaker and I've ...
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Sudden problems loading Bussproofs

I am trying to use Sam Buss's bussproofs package. I have previously been able to run the package normally by calling upon it in the preamble as \usepackage{buss proofs} but now it is to no avail. ...
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Can arara rules be accessed from a portable source?

Sort of a continuation of this question: Where do the local arara rules live under windows?... I use LaTeX on just about every computer I use, and since I am constantly bouncing between work and ...
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gentnonfreefonts installation of fonts fails — can't execute wget

I am facing a problem with the getnonfreefonts-sys and the getnonfreefonts scripts to install additional fonts (basically garamondx). I use texlive 2015 (freshly installed) on a fresh Windows 7 ...
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Lualatex don't work after update [duplicate]

After I did an update of MikTeX of packages lualatex won't compile anymore. I tried this solution Why does Lualatex crash after a recent update?, but no luck. I got this error file: Creating the ...
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Trouble installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 10

I have PC with fresh install of Windows 10. I am now trying to install the version of MiKTeX 2.9, but am running into same installation problem. The install starts fine (Net install, basic install, ...
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MiKTeX Package Manager randomly failing

I am developing a songbook compilation software, that is being automatically tested on AppVeyor (windows environment). Before testing my software, AppVeyor needs to install MikTex and some packages: ...
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tlmgr how to disable switch to user mode?

Everytime I run tlmgr to install packages, I get the following messages: $ sudo tlmgr install xetex (running on Debian, switching to user mode!) tlmgr: package repository ...
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MikTex 2.9 Package Repository woes

After trying (unsuccessfully) to install the mathtools package it now seems my entire package manager is broken. I can no longer get to a point where I can select a mirror from the list. Automatic ...
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List all installed packages and their versions from the command line

How can I generate a list of all installed LaTeX packages, classes, and fonts on the command line with MikTeX? Raw output is fine for my use case. Related, with a TeXlive solution: Diagnostics about ...
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Diagnostics about LaTeX installation

I have a machine where I know that pdflatex plus some packages are installed. I can compile any given .tex file on that machine and view the output, but I cannot inspect the machine directly. What is ...
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Windows 10/TexLive 2015 hangs during installation

I am installing TeXlive 2015 on a fresh Windows 10 but ran into a problem, I seek your help. First of, my system: Windows 10 Education, 64 bits install-tl-windows.exe after running ...
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Quickly Installing TeX Live on multiple windows machines with rather slow network?

I plan to have my students install TeX Live on their laptops (mostly Windows 8 or 10 Pro). If all of them download the packages at the same time, the network will be stalled. I could hand around the ...
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TeXlive versions, installation of packages

I'm experiencing some problems with the following issues: 1) How to know what is the TeXlive version I'm using, and how to know if it's the latest one; 2) How to update it in case it's not updated ...
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Not able to install packages

When I run my code the pop up for installations comes but then it is showing error that the tikz.sty not found. I think the installation does not work. \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Installing Arial Font

I need to write my document in Arial font, and I have no idea how to install the font. Would anyone be able to give a step by step guide? I have tried to use other guides, but they get rather ...
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how can I include arabxetex to texlive package

I would like to install arabxetex package. I have already installed arabtex with command line sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-arabic. However I can't find a similar command for "arabxetex". Is there ...
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Download and installation of LaTex for Linux Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu and I want to download and install LaTeX, what should I choose and where can I find it? Thanks.