[tex-live] kpsewhich and format files

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Apr 11 14:35:42 CEST 2013

Am Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:31:14 +0200 schrieb Martin Schröder:

>> How can I get kpsewhich in a TeXLive 2012 to show me the path of a
>> format file, e.g. pdflatex.fmt? Is it even possible?
>>From kpsewhich --help:
> When looking up format (.fmt/.base/.mem) files, it is usually necessary
> to also use -engine, or nothing will be returned; in particular,
> -engine=/ will return matching format files for any engine.
>>kpsewhich -engine=pdftex pdflatex.fmt
> c:/texlive/2012/texmf-var/web2c/pdftex/pdflatex.fmt

Thanks. I'm feeling silly, I had tried engine but with =pdflatex
instead of =pdftex ;-)

Ulrike Fischer 

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