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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: David Lord <dlordster@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: org files and directory hierarchies
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:33:00 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <D028030B-0D3D-4AD4-AB5F-4C85B94397AD@uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1FEB88C0-5145-4D72-A9CA-DF455AEA4548@gmail.com>

On Jan 8, 2009, at 9:40 PM, David Lord wrote:

> On 8 Ion 2009, at 17:07, Matthew Lundin wrote:
>> One caveat. Org attach doesn't work in quite this way. The data
>> directory hierarchy isn't really human readable (i.e., it doesn't
>> mirror the org outline hierarchy). But that would be a nightmare to
>> make work, I imagine, because of constant changes to the org outline
>> structure. Rather, directories containing files are attached to
>> outline headings via automatically generated IDs.
> Well, why not allow the user to choose a directory, there's no real  
> reason why the directory structure has to match the org file?
> I started using attachments when the feature came out and really  
> liked them, especially the simple interface for choosing a file to  
> attach (even better with ido).  But after a while, I found the fact  
> that I could only reasonably get to attachments through the org file  
> difficult to work with - what happens when I've finished a task and  
> archived it off?  I've got to go hunting through the archive file to  
> find the old task before I can find the attachments.  So I stopped  
> using them and decided I'd use normal hyperlinks instead.  But then  
> I found out just how awkward is is to have to either cut-and-paste  
> the directory path or type it in manually whenever I want to link to  
> a file.

Did you see Matt' answer in the other thread?  That will also work for  

- Carsten


> Regards
> David Lord
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  reply	other threads:[~2009-01-08 21:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-08 15:58 Dan Davison
2009-01-08 17:07 ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-08 20:40   ` David Lord
2009-01-08 21:33     ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-01-09 11:04       ` David Lord

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