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Re: help with exec-path

From: Chris Poole
Subject: Re: help with exec-path
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:26:58 +0000

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Eric Abrahamsen
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm trying to get auctex to use the executables in my self-compiled
> texlive installation. I set the proper paths in my .bashrc file, and
> again (just for good measure) with (setenv "PATH") in my .emacs. That
> doesn't get the proper paths into `exec-path', though.

> That makes me think that the variable is getting reset somewhere. I
> shouldn't have to manipulate exec-path directly, should I?

I'm using Mac OS X, and I have to (or at least, do for good measure; I don't

I wrote a simple function to grab the $PATH variable from the .zshrc file, and
then put this in the "PATH" environment variable using setenv in Emacs.

To put this information in exec-path, I use the following:

    (setq exec-path (split-string (getenv "PATH") ":"))

It works pretty well for me.


Chris Poole
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