[texworks] ini path

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 08:10:26 CET 2009


On 2009-03-19 22:53, Hans Hagen wrote:
> Some tracing of file handles learned me that the file
> texworks-portable.ini is looked for on the same path as texworks.exe
> and  texworks.ini at the subpath tug (relative to where the binary is
> found).

On Windows, TW shouldn't look for a texworks.ini at all. It should use
the registry, unless you tell it not to (in which case it's up to you to
give it a location where to look for texworks.ini). On other systems,
texworks.ini is indeed placed in a directory TUG, which is usually not
anywhere near the application directory but rather in the user's
home/configuration directory, IIRC.

> One thing that i didn't manage to figure out is where i can configure
> the 'paths for tex and related programs' (it seems not to be stored in
> the ini files).

The latter is a new feature introduced in r285-r286. There, the
portability ini was renamed to "texworks-setup.ini" and the new
"defaultbinpaths" option was added to (pre-)configure the paths in which
TW should look for binaries. But you can always adjust it from within
the program by going to "Edit -> Preferences -> Typesettings".


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