mktexlsr – create ls-R databases

mktexlsr [directories]

This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive. The complete documen?
tation for this version of TeX can be found in the info file or manual
Kpathsea: A library for path searching.

mktexlsr is used to generate the ls-R databases used by the kpathsea
library. It will create them for the specified directories, or for a
default list if no directories are specified.

mktexlsr accepts the following options:

–help Print help message and exit.

    Print version information and exit.

When called by root with no arguments, mktexlsr in Debian ignores TEXMF
trees under $HOME. This is to avoid creating undesirable files such as
/root/texmf/ls-R when doing usual maintainance (it is generally a bad
idea to work with TeX as root, therefore having a file such as
/root/texmf/ls-R in the first place is rather pointless). If you really
want to update the ls-R databases for such TEXMF trees, simply list
them explicitely on the command-line.

See also

Kpathsea 3.5.6          4 January 1998          mktexlsr

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