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From: Samuel Wales <samologist@gmail.com>
To: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Culling org files
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2021 14:11:37 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJcAo8tjnJkC2v0Ju2_icHU-g9Pq96_=Kq6TD254JZrQaxn2Vg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8735xa1xyf.fsf@gmail.com>

trs> [smaller files] My agenda is not cluttered.

it is not clear to me why more smaller files and shallower trees in
the outline would improve the agenda.  sounds good though.

tim> naming convention ... to determine what is included

this is also what i do.  org-agenda-files is just set at startup
according to basename pattern.

On 3/4/21, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-04 21:12 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
2021-03-04 21:11     ` Samuel Wales [this message]
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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