I have an Ubuntu machine and I'm using the Atom text editor to edit and compile .tex files. It's able to use all of the standard packages, so it must have them stored somewhere. Now I want to download and install a new .sty file, however, I'm not able to find the directory where the existing ones are stored. When I run
sudo texhash I get
texhash: Updating /usr/local/share/texmf/ls-R... texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXLIVEDIST... texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXMFMAIN... texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R... texhash: Done.
However, in each location I don't find any .sty files. When I run
kpsewhich -var-value=TEXMFHOME I get
However, when I navigate to
/home/billybob there is no folder named texmf there. I've seen instructions elsewhere about creating a tree structure to store .sty files and I guess also .tex files--however, I'm worried that if I do, Atom will look only there for any
\usepackage commands and therefore I might lose access to my standard packages.
Should I just go ahead and manually make the tree structure? Or should I find where Atom is accessing the already stored .sty files?