[NTG-context] Why mtxrun fails ?

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 23:40:38 CET 2022

Hi Jean-Pierre,

In which directory (or « folder », speaking MacOS…) have you installed the ConTeXt tree ? 
For instance, on my machine, I have installed the ConTeXt LMTX tree in


and then if for example I need to execute the mtxrun coming with this tree, I can say

	/Applications/context-osx-arm64/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin/mtxrun - -generate

(beware the « - - generate » should be actually two successive « - » dashes without a space between them… I am using Mail.app on my Mac and it replaces the two dashes with a longer n-dash « — »).

Of course the best would be to create an alias for 


in your .bashrc, if you use bash.

Best regards: Otared K.

> On 7 Jan 2022, at 23:01, Jean-Pierre Delange via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl> wrote:
> Hello !
> Sorry for this newbie question : I’ve just uploaded CTX on my new MacOS (High Sierra), and when I pass the command mtxrun —generate or any other option with mtxrun, I get this : -bash: mtxrun: command not found
> I did that before :  echo "export PATH=/Users/adeimantos/Documents/context/tex/texmf-osx-64/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
> What I am missing ?
> JP
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