I can use
latex -v to check the version of LaTeX. Is there a way to check what version of MacTeX (MacTeX 2008, 2009 or 2010) is installed?
I can use
MacTeX installs a System Preferences pane which shows TeX installations for selection. There you can see the version.
Here's a screenshot:
; readlink /usr/texbin ../usr/local/texlive/2010/bin/x86_64-darwin
cd /usr/texbin pwd -P
This gives me
Create a "hello world" latex file and compile it. Look at the console or
.log file and see what files are being loaded. On my machine I see
So you can guess it's TL 2010.
The latest info as of May 2019.
Tex Live Utility allows you to check the MacTex version you are currently using (and to switch to other version if needed). There is no longer a
System Preferences pane for this purpose.
The MacTex website says:
Long ago we installed a Preference Pane which could do this switching, but this functionality is now in TeX Live Utility, which is in /Applications/TeX. To switch, use the Configure menu item "Select Default TeX Live Version."