From: Marco Wahl <email@example.com>
To: Colin Baxter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Marco Wahl <email@example.com>,
Tim Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Subject: Re: [WDYT] org-attach-sync better remove an empty attachment directory?
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 19:36:27 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Colin Baxter's message of "Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:28:54 +0100")
Marco> Please recall that only empty attachment directories would be
Marco> removed, so removal of a directory--and in particular one
Marco> that existed before its interpretation as Org
Marco> attachment--wouldn't be a big deal AFAICS.
Tim> Not as confident here. I can imagine workflows and other
Tim> external scripts which might expect a specific directory
Tim> structure that could be broken if a directory was removed (even
Tim> when empty). Hence my suggestion it needs to be something you
Tim> can turn off.
Tim> Likely this is something which should be controllable via a
Tim> custom setting?
Marco> To be honest I'd rather not make another customizable thing
Marco> out of it to keep the overall complexity low.
Marco> OTOH we could easily introduce e.g. customizable
Tim> Appreciate the problem with far too many customization options,
Tim> but when it comes to software 'automatically' doing something,
Tim> like removal of an empty directory, especially when it might
Tim> not have been responsible for creation of the directory, it is
Tim> better to provide some way to allow the user to turn off the
Tim> behaviour. I would default to having it enabled though.
Colin> I'm afraid I for one often have empty attach directories
Colin> which I leave alone knowing that one day soon - sometimes
Colin> very soon - they will be used again. Cannot the user be asked
Colin> if he wants the directory removed?
Thanks Tim and Colin.
We could introduce multiple possibilities to choose from.
1. Ask in case of an empty directory if it should be deleted.
2. Don't ask. Don't touch an empty directory. (The state now.)
3. Don't ask. Delete empty directory.
We could also make 3. the default setting.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-07-08 18:36 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2021-07-07 20:15 [WDYT] org-attach-sync better remove an empty attachment directory? Marco Wahl
2021-07-08 0:34 ` Tim Cross
2021-07-08 7:45 ` Marco Wahl
2021-07-08 7:56 ` Tim Cross
2021-07-08 8:28 ` Colin Baxter
2021-07-08 17:36 ` Marco Wahl [this message]
2021-07-08 18:53 ` Marco Wahl
2021-07-08 19:28 ` Tim Cross
2021-07-09 6:15 ` Colin Baxter
2021-07-09 19:18 ` Marco Wahl
2021-07-10 13:20 ` Colin Baxter
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