Custom File Location
joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu Jul 16 09:07:57 CEST 2020
On 16/07/2020 00:58, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 2020-07-15 at 18:06:38 +0000, Cousin, Christian wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> > Is there any way to store local .bib files anywhere other than in
> > the C:\Users\<username>\texmf directory? IÕd like to sync a .bib
> > with other people using the BoxSync software which paths to
> > C:\Users\<username>\Box Sync\
> > I can subsequently add the path C:\Users\<username>\Box Sync\texmf\
> > but will need to point TexLive to the Box Sync directory first.
> Hi Christian,
> the standard configuration file
> contains the line
> BIBINPUTS = $TEXMFDOTDIR;$TEXMF/bibtex/bib//
> Copy this line and only this line to the file
> and modify it as appropriate:
> BIBINPUTS = $TEXMFDOTDIR;C:/Users/.....;$TEXMF/bibtex/bib//
> Never change anything in web2c/texmf.cnf because all changes might get
> lost after the next TeX Live update.
> BTW, whenever your local directory must precede the standard
> directories in the search path there is something wrong. It's better
> to prefix all your local files with "ua-" (for University of Alabama)
> in order to avoid name clashes. The search order only matters if
> filenames are not unique.
> The recommended way is to _append_ local stuff to the search path.
The same approach can be used in your environment (Environmental
Variables on Windows, .profile or similar on Unix): I do that to add a
local database available to all of my files.
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