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Local texmf tree vs. `TEXINPUTS`

Integrating Local Additions provides a nice explanation of how to manipulate TEXINPUTS or register a local texmf tree. Q: When integrating local additions, is there a reason to prefer one approach ...
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Texmf tree with MikTeX + Vista32?

This post is a follow-up to my post Using subfiles package with .sty files. Answering that post, a couple people suggested I build a local texmf tree. I've hunted around and it seems that this is ...
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Where to put a custom macros file?

I have a bunch of common commands I put in document preambles. I don't always use them all, but it makes the preamble too long for my tastes. I want to put them all in an external file (preferably in ...
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LaTeX finds .cls file but not .sty file in ~/texmf directory

I'm writing a paper that depends on a file elsarticle.cls and also a file clrscode3e.sty (they're for two different things - not related). I have placed both files in my ~/texmf directory. When I ...
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How to delete a locally installed version of pgf?

I have a locally installed pgf in my local texmf tree. Now my tex distribution finally caught up and the version of pfg in the package manager is newer than my locally installed version. How can I ...
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How to add an extra searchable dir with personal style files to TeXLive, NOT under ~/Library/texmf?

Migrated from Win-MiKTeX (WMTX) to MacOSX-Aquamacs with TeXLive (MXATL), I have my personal .sty/.cls files somewhere under my homedir. So I go with ShreevatsaR's comments from Aug. 5 on this site ...
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Grepping through an entire texmf tree

I always forget the syntax of command-line tools for searching through multiple files. What's the easiest/fastest way to search through, say, all of the .sty files distributed in TeX Live for the ...
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Can MikTeX texmf trees contain the equivalent of a “symbolic link”?

I have a few personall class and style files that I keep in a Git repository as they change often. On UNIX-based systems, I simply insert a symbolic link in my texmf tree that points to these files: ...
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Where to place custom beamer themes

I've created a custom theme for beamer that I plan to use for multiple presentations. So while I currently have the .sty file (just one at this point, as I load an inner theme and color theme, then ...
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Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?

I know how to define a package - but how do I make it available (to myself) at all times? Say I have the package file commonstuff.sty, that I want to be able to include in any .tex file I create on ...