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Re: Issues with wiki syntax (was: Zim release planning)


You can

Atl-tab to zim and then press Ctrl-T to toggle verbatim mode mode and
then middle click.


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 25 May 2010 13:29, Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:19 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Jaap, I just discovered two issues that have led to major dataloss for me:
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/585300
>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/585301
>>> Is there any way of getting these into the release? I'm serious, this
>>> is a Zim dealbreaker for me. I love Zim, but this just cost me
>>> literally years of notes that I am going to have to piece together
>>> from encrypted backups of Zim and Knowit (what I used before Zim).
>> I'm sorry but both issues are design limitation of using wiki syntax.
>> Any characters that are meaningful in the wiki formatting need to be
>> escaped in order to use them verbatim. This is what the "verbatim"
>> style is for. So code snippets like the shell commands in this case
>> need to be inserted as verbatim text in zim.
>> One way to fix this for you is to create a small script that goes over
>> the notebook pages and wraps any lines that start with "$" in a
>> verbatim block like this:
>> '''
>> $ shell scrip example here
>> '''
>> This will cause zim to show this code verbatim and restore your
>> content as intended.
>> Regards,
>> Jaap
> Thanks, Jaap. One of the advantages of Zim is to collect "snippets"
> for use latter. If I cannot simply Alt-Tb into Zim, middle-click to
> paste the snippet, and then Atl-Tab out without worrying that my data
> will be mangled, then I cannot use it.
> Why not make the auto-parsing of wikicode optional?
> --
> Dotan Cohen
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(Associate Professor, Computer Science Dept.)
Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil

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