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Re: Interwiki links for Zim Desktop Wiki on Windows


Hi Jason,

I suppose the space might be a problem in the first example. The space
encoded as "%20" in the URL part might be supported (I really don't know
for sure), but I'm sure that you cannot define an interwiki prefix with
spaces in between. At least not in Zim. Zim expects the format of the
urls.list file to be "prefix url" (i.e., prefix, blank, url), so if your
prefix has a blank in between, you're not using the expected syntax. You
should change the first part to "CurveFitting" or "Curve_Fitting" or
something like that.

The Electronics example looks more or less right, except for the extra
forward-slash and the ":" in between. But if you have already tried the
syntax I used, and it still didn't work, then I am really out of ideas :(

At first I thought that the "Electronics?" link would be invalid (I never
used such syntax), but I've just tested it in my computer (using "work?"),
and it opens my Work notebook as you would expect. And the other example
("Electronics?Multimeter") looks perfectly normal.

Maybe the Electronics interwiki-prefix is not working because Zim didn't
like the space in the other prefix and aborted the parsing of the urls.list
file (or disabled the feature completely) before reading the Electronics
line. I'm just guessing... but it might be a good idea to get the format
right with a simpler urls.list file, with just one example (maybe the
Electronics one), so you are sure that any line with wrong or unexpected
syntax is preventing the whole feature from working. Once you have one case
working, you might try adding the other ones.

One last thing: make sure you're completely closing Zim before changing the
urls.list file, and that it is not running in the background or systray.
I'm not sure if Zim would detect any changes to that kind of configuration
once it's running.

Sorry, I don't know what else to suggest. Maybe some other user catches
something we're missing.



El vie., 23 de oct. de 2015 a la(s) 11:35 a. m., Jason McLafferty <
jason.mclafferty@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:

> Hi Mariano,
> Thank you again for your quick reply!  I really appreciate your detailed
> example.
> My urls.list is at the same location as yours (different username of
> course) following your advice in your first response.
> I used a program to generate my urls.list file (my boss wrote it) that
> takes a .txt file of the contents of the Notebooks directory, and creates
> the urls.list file.  Here is one example from my urls.list:
> Curve Fitting zim+file:///c:/Users/Jason/Notebooks/Curve%20Fitting
> (I added percent encoding for the spaces in the file URL because it looks
> like Windows needs this, from what I have read).
> To test notebook linking, I used a different notebook which has no space
> to be sure that wasn't the issue:
> Electronics zim+file:///c:/Users/Jason/Notebook/Electronics
> I tried two styles of links,
> (1) Electronics? (which I assumed would open the entire notebook)
> (2) Electronics?Multimeter (which I assumed would open the Multimeter page
> in the Electronics notebook).
> In both cases, clicking the link produces no action.
> The only thing standing out to me right now is that my file URLs look a
> bit different than yours (I have three slashes after "file" and a ":" after
> c, whereas you have two slashes after "file" and no ":" after C), but I
> tried changing the format of mine to look like yours, but that did not
> affect the result.
> Maybe you will see something I missed.
> Thanks again,
> Jason
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 9:56 AM, Mariano Draghi <mdraghi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Maybe there's a problem with the URL you are writing in the urls.list
>> file and/or the way you are using the interwiki link?
>> Let's see a concrete example:
>> - my username in Windows is "mariano", so the %APPDATA% folder resolves
>> to:
>> C:\Users\mariano\AppData\Roaming
>> - in there I have a urls.list file, in the following location:
>> C:\Users\mariano\AppData\Roaming\zim\data\zim\urls.list
>> - I have two Zim Notebooks, "Personal" and "Work", in the following
>> locations (these are the folders where each "notebook.zim" file is located):
>> C:\Users\mariano\Dropbox\Notebooks\Personal
>> C:\Users\mariano\Dropbox\Notebooks\Work
>> - In the urls.list file, I declared an "interwiki" prefix for the Work
>> notebook, with the following line:
>> work zim+file://C/Users/mariano/Dropbox/Notebooks/Work
>> - With that configuration, then if I open my Personal notebook and insert
>> a link like this:
>> work?Home:Projects
>> Then when I clic it a new instance of Zim is opened, with the Work
>> notebook, and the page Home->Projects.
>> Are you doing more or less something like this?
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Mariano
>> El vie., 23 de oct. de 2015 a la(s) 10:44 a. m., Jason McLafferty <
>> jason.mclafferty@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:
>>> Hi Mariano,
>>> I greatly appreciate your quick reply, however I am sad to report that
>>> my links still do not work.  Any other suggestions I might try?  Thanks!
>>> Jason
>>> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 8:05 AM, Mariano Draghi <mdraghi@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi Jason,
>>>> The location of the XDG folders in Windows is a little bit weird... you
>>>> should put your urls.list in the folder
>>>> %APPDATA%/zim/data/zim
>>>> i.e., there should be an extra "zim" folder inside "data". Weird, yes.
>>>> But it works :)
>>>> Regards,
>>>> --
>>>> Mariano
>>>> El vie., 23 de oct. de 2015 a la(s) 5:43 a. m., Jason McLafferty <
>>>> jason.mclafferty@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I am using Zim on Windows 7.  I am trying to add my Zim notebooks to
>>>>> the urls.list file using the "zim+file://" method described here:
>>>>> http://zim-wiki.org/manual/Help/Config_Files.html
>>>>> I use ctrl+L to add a link to a notebook as name_of_notebook?, which
>>>>> creates a link, but when I click on it, nothing happens.
>>>>> One thing I noticed when I was working through setting this up, is
>>>>> that on my system, the directories APPDATA/zim/config and APPDATA/zim/data
>>>>> do not exist (I checked where APPDATA is on my computer with cmd by typing
>>>>> cd %appdata% and noting the new directory).  Not being sure if this is
>>>>> significant or not, I did some poking around in Explorer and found the
>>>>> following directory: C:\Users\Jason\.config\zim in which I find files like
>>>>> preferences.conf and style.conf.  I tried putting my urls.list file,
>>>>> containing all my notebooks and formatted as name-space-zim+file:// in both
>>>>> of these directories (APPDATA/zim/data and C:\Users\Jason\.config\zim), but
>>>>> still I do not get a working link.
>>>>> Any suggestions to where I am going wrong?
>>>>> Thank you,
>>>>> Jason
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