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MKTEXLSR(1)                                                        MKTEXLSR(1)



NAME
       mktexlsr - create ls-R databases

SYNOPSIS
       mktexlsr [directories]

DESCRIPTION
       This  manual  page  is  not  meant to be exhaustive.  The complete documentation 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.

OPTIONS
       mktexlsr accepts the following options:

       --help Print help message and exit.

       --version
              Print version information and exit.

NOTES
       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 point-
       less). If you really want to update the ls-R databases for such TEXMF trees, simply list  them  explicitely  on
       the command-line.



Kpathsea 3.5.6                  4 January 1998                     MKTEXLSR(1)