[NTG-context] howto start with presentations?

Jonas Stein news at jonasstein.de
Sun Jan 9 23:01:16 CET 2011

> You need to either enable write18 or add
> \runMPgraphicsfalse
> on the top of your file.

I put \runMPgraphicsfalse in the first line of test.tex. 
That changed nothing.

Then i searched for write18 in the wiki. I found 
"ConTeXt defines \systemcommandmode that is 2 if \write18 is enabled, 1 otherwise. " on [1]

so i wrote \systemcommandmode to get a 2 or 1 in textbody. [2]
But i did not get a 1 or 2. Now i can see the circle and a "^" 
I have no idea, where the ^ comes from.

> I think that this information needs to be added to the texlive 
> installation page on the wiki.

in the year 2006 someone wrote [3]:
Hans response on the mailing list
write 18 is a hack and pdfshellescape a sane replacement
in luatex it will probably be gone completely since there we have
\directlua 0 { os.execute("...") }

I wonder if write18 is necessary 5 years later.

[1] http://wiki.contextgarden.net/write18
[2] https://github.com/jonasstein/context-quickstart/blob/master/test.tex#L2
[3] http://wiki.contextgarden.net/index.php?title=write18&direction=next&oldid=6802

Jonas Stein <news at jonasstein.de>

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