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Re: newbie here: info request (for import)


 Hi Thosrsten,
thanks for the input!

It is great news for me that it is possible to have zim-files disseminated around the filesystem... unfortunately I believed it impossible, so I already wrote down my crawler program that puts all the files in a unique directory. It is still a bit rough, but I hope to have it polished in a few days - if it could interest anybody I'll gladly post it here. What worries me about your approach is that it involves changing the Zim program itself, so I fear it could result incompatible in the event of a Zim upgrade - unless the developers hear our call for help and make it available as an option in the program itself. If I may ask, are you using this trick for my same need (i.e. to have an hypertext self-commenting directory structure)?


Am Montag, den 20.09.2010, 16:51 +0200 schrieb Jaap Karssenberg:
>  On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Alessandro Magni<magni@xxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>  >  Thank you for your help!
>  >
>  >  I want to ask a further question, though I fear the answer will be no:
>  >  since the files we are mentioning should be one related to each folder, my
>  >  ideal situation would be to have one of those positioned at each folder.
>  >  I fear for now Zim keeps them instead positioned in one unique root folder -
>  >  there is some workaround possible?

I had the same problem here and I simply made 3 changes in

add at beginning of file:
import os

line 53:
filepath = encode_filename(name)+'.txt' # FIXME hard coded extension
filepath = encode_filename(name)+'.'+os.sep+'README.txt' # dirty hack

line 83:
elif file.endswith('.txt'): # TODO: do not hard code extension
elif file.endswith('.'+os.sep+'README.txt'): # dirty hack
Now  all my page contend is stored in the files "README.txt" in
directories named after the pages.

Maybe you will get Problems when renaming pages...

I tried to create my own zim/stores/filesindirs.py with a configurable
file name, but it looks like there is no way to tell zim to use the new



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