[texworks] Automatic update of resources

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 21:47:59 CET 2011

On 18 January 2011 06:41, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2011-01-17 09:13, Paul A Norman wrote:
>> On 17 January 2011 19:14, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 2011-01-16 23:45, Paul A Norman wrote:
>>> 1. Just for clarity for people, (I'm using portable as per normal) the "resource directory" you are referring to  will normally be named "config"  on their hard-drive (?)
>>> No (if I understand the question correctly). The resource directory is where all the scripts, templates, etc. go in. As per http://code.google.com/p/texworks/wiki/TipsAndTricks#Locating_and_customizing_TeXworks_resources, this should by default be located at
>>> Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\TeXworks\
>>> Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\<username>\TeXworks\ (?)
>>> GNU/Linux: ~/.TeXworks/
>> Ok what I was thinking was from  following your recommendation:
>>         " and to possibly use Tw's portable mode "
>> it would be located according to "texworks-setup.ini" (?) not in the
>> standard place(s)?
>> The new regime observes "texworks-setup.ini" if present?
> Yes, it does.
> Apparently, I did misunderstand your original question after all, but
> the answer is still no ;). In portable mode, Tw will use whatever
> directory you put after the "libpath=" in texworks-setup.ini (see
> http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=95 for more info on
> that), *if the directory exists*. If you put "config" there, it will be
> in "config", if you put something else there, it will be somewhere else.

Thanks Stefan, I didn't get that was what you were thinking - I zipped
mine up as a precaution ...

> Anyway, if you use portable mode by default, it would probably be best
> to do initial tests with the new version using a different libpath
> directory, to rule out corruption of your existing files.
> Stefan

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