[texworks] Scripting Api TW.app.openFileFromScript()

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 08:56:53 CET 2011

Many thanks Stefan,

Hope you enjoy your holiday with you family.


On 13 February 2011 20:51, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2011-02-13 04:10, Paul A Norman wrote:
>> Just finally getting my head around TW.app.openFileFromScript()
> I've been meaning to read what you got so far for ages, but haven't had
> time so far.
> Just so you know, I'm going on vacation for one week today, so I won't
> be able to reply to mails on the list, fix bugs, etc. in that time.
>> So far I can not discern fileStartPosition in (2) below doing anything
>> different to (1) - is it supposed to set where the position where the
>> file is read from? So far I always seem to end up with all of the file
>> even when I set say 200 for fileStartPosition.
> I just checked, and you're right of course. By design,
> "fileStartPosition" should put the cursor to whichever line you specify
> here. The problem is that if you open a recent document, it will have
> its last cursor position stored in the preferences and those will
> override the positioning defined by fileStartPosition. Please report
> this as a bug - I'm not sure how/if this can be solved, but it certainly
> doesn't work out as intended.
> BTW: it would probably be better to call this something line lineNumber.
>> Are there advantages in setting what I have as null to anything else -
>> is that needed for script directory files to be read without
>> permissions being set?
> Yes, exactly. You should always set this to TW instead of null. The
> system uses this to determine opening permissions. If set to null, you
> will not be able to read any files unless "allow scripts to read all
> files" is set.
> Stefan

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