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Questions tagged [kpsewhich]

{kpsewhich} is about the usage of the command kpsewhich, the front-end of the kpathsea library that can be used to examine variables and find files.

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TeXLive no longer find path

All of a sudden my TeXLive is no longer find any path; it was working fine. Now, it gives me when I compile any latex file: kpathsea: Running mktexfmt latex.fmt /usr/local/texlive/2018/bin/x86_64-...
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texliveonfly preamble.sty not found

I'm trying to use texliveonfly to automatically install my dependencies. However, most of the packages I used are located in a preamble.sty file which is in the same folder as the main.tex file for my ...
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What is the difference between the package-searching mechanism of PdfLatex and TexMaker?

I usually use TeXmaker to edit and compile my .tex files. I am trying to figure out where I should put the file my-package.sty, so that I can use it by simple adding \usepackage{my-package} to the ...
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How to find .fmt files using kpsewhich

The normal method for checking where a TeX-related file is employs kpsewhich, for example kpsewhich latex.ltx and the command line returns something like <installation root>/texlive/<year&...
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kpsewhich doesn't find texmflocal files

I installed texlive 2018 on a CentOS7 linux machine. I'm not sure what I've missed, but kpsewhich is not finding my local sty files. I installed them to my TEXMFLOCAL directory (TEXMFLOCAL/tex/latex/...
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Get a list of installed bibliography styles with kpsewhich?

Is there a way to call kpsewhich that will list all the installed bibliography styles? I know I can run: kpsewhich -show-path bst to see the paths that are searched, but the format of the output ...
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Texlive cannot find files in TEXMFHOME [duplicate]

Texlive doesn't detect any files found under TEXMFHOME, even though kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME returns the correct path (~/.texlive2017/texmf-var/). Running Texlive 2017 on Ubuntu, installed from ...
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texlive 2016 installation process can't find kpsewhich, but the file exists

My texlive installation seems not to be working, but in a weird way. Here is the last bit copied from the log that was generated. I'm installing from install-tl-20170413 onto Ubuntu 16.04. The ...
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How get rid of kpsewhich searching the whole computer?

I use latexmk in texstudio on win7. Working on a 400+ pages book with a lot of figures and tables, citations and indexterms, it takes more than five minutes to compile the book once. The full ...