Just getting started with TeX and I think I'm missing something…
I've installed BasicTex via Homebrew Cask (
brew cask install basictex) which supposedly includes pdfTeX and a bunch of other tools (MetaFont, dips, MetaPost, etc.), but when I run pdflatex I get 'Command Not Found'.
Is there additional setup required here? (
(On Mac OS X 10.11.4)
As noted by Dorian,
brew caskis now smart enough to run the installer:
Again, however, the newly installed binaries won't be in your
$PATHuntil you open a new terminal window or new login shell.
Original answer (2016-07):
brew install --cask basictexjust downloads the
.pkginstaller, which you then need to open so it can install itself.
You can see where it was download ("staged") at the end of the
brew caskoutput (as above); locate in the Finder and double-click, or just use
If you now try to find, say,
pdflatexin the same Terminal window, it won't be in your
Open a new one, however, and you'll find it in
And you're good to go.