[texworks] SCRIPTING: Getting Take Aways (sending out) - TW.system() and \write18

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 12:30:12 CEST 2011

On 4 August 2011 06:10, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've looked over
> http://twscript.paulanorman.com/docs/html/TexWorksQtScripting.htm?systemQString.html
> and have a few minor remarks:

Thanks for the feedback Stefan, as always valuable.

Haven't got time to absorb all the detail in your comments just right
now,  but on the following point for some reason I had in the back of
my mind as I wrote the introduction area, that there was going to be
something appropriate actually written directly into the preferences
dialogue box in TeXworks?

>
> -) It's a nice overview
> -) I would add something about the dangers of allowing execution of
> system commands, that it shouldn't be done lightly, and that script
> authors should inform the users about the risks (and benefits) involved.
> Only if they do that security measures can really work (otherwise, the
> click on "run system command" is just one more click that everybody
> carries out to get the script XY to work).

Paul