I usually use MikTex from a command line, and a long path means I have more to type each time I wish to invoke the compiler. First, MikTex requires an empty directory -- so I can't install in the root folder. So, say I specify the directory "E:\MikTex". Then the actual MikTex .exe files for the 32-bit version get placed into
This is quite long to type each time I want to compile a file. Since the miktex and texmfs directories only have one directory in each of them, is there a way I can install the files closer to the root? I tried downloading the command line installer, but it has the same problem.
I think the idea is, to do a regular install, then move the directory to where I want it to be, and then to run
initexmf.exe with the right parameters. For example, if the executables would be in E:\miktex\bin, then something like
initexmf --portable=E:\ --log-file=E:\install.log --disable-installer --verbose --admin
should configure the options to have it work.
Would this be enough? I'm afraid to do this, mess up the installation, and get it stuck in between having it installed in one directory, and having it installed in the other directory, and not be able to use it at all.