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Kpathsea: A library for path searching

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3. Path searching

This chapter describes the generic path searching mechanism Kpathsea provides. For information about searching for particular file types (e.g., TeX fonts), see the next chapter.

3.1 Searching overview  Basic scheme for searching.
3.2 Path sources  Where search paths can be defined.
3.3 Path expansion  Special constructs in search paths.
3.4 Filename database (ls-R)  Using an externally-built list to search.
3.5 kpsewhich: Standalone path searching  Standalone path lookup.


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