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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: "goodhei8@gmail.com" <goodhei8@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: how to express relative path for grandparent folder?
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 18:33:57 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <21092.1239143637@alphaville.usa.hp.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from "goodhei8@gmail.com" <goodhei8@gmail.com> of "Tue, 07 Apr 2009 17:53:20 EDT." <49DBCB50.6040101@gmail.com>

goodhei8@gmail.com <goodhei8@gmail.com> wrote:

> no, it is not working.
> Since my grandparent folder is out of home folder(~)
> Any one know it?
> Thanks
> Manish wrote:
> > On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 10:55 PM, goodhei8@gmail.com wrote:
> >   
> >> I tried ../.., does not work. ../ works for parents folder.
> >> ../.. does not work, because emacs or "setq org-agenda-files (list"? how to
> >> correct it.
> >> (setq org-agenda-files (list "../../Plans/PhD.org"
> >>               "../../Plans/Others.org"
> >> ))
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > Does variable org-directory help?
> >
> >   

What exactly is not working? The main problem with ../../Plans/etc is
that it's a relative pathname: *it depends on your current working
directory (CWD)*, so whether the agenda files can be found will depend
on what your CWD is - a rather undesirable state of affairs.

If you want to *initialize* the agenda files list, you can do something
like this in your .emacs:

     (setq org-agenda-files (mapcar (function expand-file-name) (list "../../Plans/PhD.org" etc)))

expand-file-name will convert the relative path names to absolute path names,
so they can be found later on no matter what your CWD is.

Does this help?


  reply	other threads:[~2009-04-07 22:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-04-06 13:37 When exporting a subtree, headline levels are now relative to parent - but css - config is unchanged Rainer Stengele
2009-04-06 17:25 ` how to express relative path for grandparent folder? goodhei8
2009-04-06 17:41   ` Manish
2009-04-07 21:53     ` goodhei8
2009-04-07 22:33       ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2009-04-07 23:09         ` Nick Dokos
2009-04-07 22:39     ` goodhei8
2009-04-08 15:59 ` When exporting a subtree, headline levels are now relative to parent - but css - config is unchanged Carsten Dominik

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