[tex-live] Value of TEXDOCS in texmf.cnf needs adjustment ?

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Tue Dec 14 04:17:55 CET 2010

Hi Karl,

> You are implicitly arguing that it would be nice if doc files could be
> found anywhere under $TEXMF/doc (especially texmf-local).  It's the same
> argument as wanting to find tex files anywhere under $TEXMF/tex
> (especially texmf-local or texmf-home, which people have asked about it
> in the past).

$TEXMF/doc// means $TEXMF/doc and subdirs.
$TEXMF/doc/foo.txt can be found by
kpsewhich --format=doc foo.txt.

It is a special feature of search.tlu of texdoc that cannot find
files in the starting directory $TEXMF/doc, in the case of


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