If I wanted to report a bug, how could I find my MacTeX version via command line?


You could try

cd /usr/texbin
pwd -P

Otherwise, you can see the version through MacTeX's preference pane, which is automatically added to System Preferences upon installation.


From the MacTeX Support Mailing List:


Try running

pdflatex --version

in Terminal. The first of many lines it returns gives the TeX Live version which is also the MacTeX version. E.g. I get

pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012) ...

since I'm using TeX Live 2012 and therefore MacTeX-2012.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz


Find the installer "MacTeX-2xxx.pkg" and get info. The version number is listed.

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