# [tex-live] Finding files with texlive

Rummel, Jeff jeff.rummel at emory.edu
Sat Aug 18 00:17:23 CEST 2012

```I did that (but I did not try the .., just the other directory, to keep things simple at first).  Tried it with the trailing semicolon and without.  For a number of different directories (in case I was spelling things wrong).  Never worked.  I assume that going to CMD.exe to run the "set" command is where I do that so TeXWorks sees it?

I also tried putting the file in what looked like the directories that TeXworks already looks at.  Never was found.

Is the problem \documentclass{jlrhandouts.cls}?  Does the system expect to see jlrhandouts.cls buried somewhere in a subdirectory with a particular name because it is a class?  I see that the package directories are organized with many layers, but I don't have to do that for my files, do I?

BTW, if I type the full name of the file after the TeX error message, the file compiles.

Still mystified.  Sorry if I'm being dense.

--jeff.

On Aug 17, 2012, at 5:59 PM, "Karl Berry" <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

>> Why doesn't TeX Live Manager 2012 have something in it for Windows users who
>> want to point to some directories in a simple way?
>
> tlmgr has nothing to do with actually running TeX, it's about
> dealing with the installation.
>
> If you want TeX to read the directory .. and the directory c:\mydoc, you
> can set the TEXINPUTS environment variable (with the trailing semicolon
> please, so the system directories get searched).
>
> set TEXINPUTS=..;c:\mydoc;
>
> k

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