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Shortly after setting up emacs with auctex I noticed that a directory ~/texmf on my system. Issuing $ tree ~/texmf returns

~/texmf
|- web2c
   |- tlmgr.log

I'm having trouble understanding why this directory exists and what the file tlmgr.log does. In particular, I'm curious what the effects of deleting the directory would be.

  • Rename the directory to something else and see who's creating the folder by running the suspected programs one by one – nitishch Sep 9 '15 at 6:04
  • TeX metafont ? are you using TeX or LaTeX ? – Archemar Sep 9 '15 at 6:08
  • I'm using LaTeX... Maybe this question is more appropriate on the TeX stackexchange? – Brian Fitzpatrick Sep 9 '15 at 6:09
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See https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/66614/change-texmfhome-per-user

This tells you how to change the location (and name) of the directory. It also gives an explanation of the reason it exists.

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