[texworks] [TexLive-Installation] Where does TW stores configuration and settings?

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 11:05:42 CEST 2011


I've also tended to avoid putting anything in Windows Registry in most

Is it at all worth considering setting installation as "Portable" by default
and auto-generating the needed texworks-setup.ini  (putting everything in a
"config" folder under TeXworks.executable)?

defaultbinpaths = <whereever>/MiTeX 2.8.3541 dah dah/miktex/bin
inipath = ./config
libpath = ./config

And making it an alternative option during install instead for
(under Windows) Registry (or other central /User OS dependant locations)
to be used as the alternative?

Would this give a consistent place for people to find settings even on
different Os-es?

Or would this not be preferable or work consistenlty across the different
OS'es?  Would Linux file permissions get in the way here if its not in the
User's home folder tree?

In the alternative keep everything out of Registry, and as TeXworks always
knows where everything is -- could TeXworks have a sub menu / or panel in
Preferences like the Template previewer to retrieve and open for edit all
the User configuration files? Then  no none has to work out where they all


On 28 March 2011 03:12, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On 2011-03-27 15:14, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
> > quoting T T, [26.03.2011 22:42 +0100]:
> >
> >> Indeed, in TeXworks configuration in TeX Live is stored under
> >> $TEXMFCONFIG/texworks, which by default is under
> >> %USERPROFILE%\.texlive2010\texmf-config\texworks.
> > ok, found this and sychronized my new TW-Profile successfully
> Great :).
> > Unfortunately I itroduced a new problem:
> >
> > I've got a batchfile for latex-dvips-ps2pdf which worked properly before
> > (initiated from the old TW)
> >
> > Now the last step did not work any longer :-(
> >
> > any hint?
> Not without additional information, unfortunately.
> What is the content of the batchfile? What is the tool definition in Tw?
> What last step are you referring to? And does it work to run that last
> step manually?
> Regards,
> Stefan
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