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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Culling org files
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 06:25:58 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8735xa1xyf.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <84cd818a511bdf2f58391599f1d1eb16@isnotmyreal.name>

TRS-80 <lists.trs-80@isnotmyreal.name> writes:

> On 2021-03-03 16:59, Samuel Wales wrote:
> I have come to similar conclusion about "don't let org files get too
> big."  Besides agenda speed, I think it is just easier to
> conceptualize things when each file covers only a limited scope, trees
> are more shallow, etc.
> So, lately (last year or more), I have been trying a "many small (up
> to perhaps medium)" instead of "few big" files approach (along with
> some custom tooling) and it has been working /a lot/ better for me.  I
> really feel on top of things for the first time in a long time.  My
> agenda is not cluttered.  I can focus on important things, while not
> losing track of the rest, etc.

I agree with this. I have a similar approach. I consider the file system
and org files to be the initial 'structure' and have many smaller files
rather than a couple of very large ones. Only a subset of files play a
role in the agenda (I'm still experimenting with two different
approaches for this - one uses a couple of functions which can
dynamically change the agenda list and the other uses a naming
convention which is used as the basis of a search to determine what is
included in the agenda. Final rsult will likely be a combination).

My use pattern also constantly evolves as my requirements and priorities
change. It is and probably always will be, a work in progress!

Tim Cross

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-04 20:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-03 21:59 Culling org files Samuel Wales
2021-03-04 17:10 ` TRS-80
2021-03-04 19:25   ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-03-04 21:11     ` Samuel Wales
2021-03-05 16:12       ` Culling org files (notion of Types, many small vs few big files) TRS-80
2021-03-05 20:32         ` Tim Cross
2021-03-05 20:51         ` Samuel Wales
2021-03-05 20:58           ` Samuel Wales

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