[texworks] Automatic update of resources

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 18:41:39 CET 2011


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.
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.


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