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Re: Lots of automatic links pointing nowhere
I don't have a solution, but I share this issue on one (debian) of two
(other=archlinux) zim installs using the same notebook (synced with
On the problematic debian install, I tried opening the notebook with a
fresh-from-git version of zim and had the issue. So, maybe it is an issue
I didn't spend too much time on this as the work around is easy. when
completing a link with cmd+L, start with :
for inserting a date link with the calendar plugin, I use a modified version
<https://github.com/WillForan/zim-plugin-nowbutton> of the now-button plugin
On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 1:42 PM Christoph Held <kreisleriana@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Thanks for your response but this is not the problem I described. The
> targets do exist already, but elsewhere in the hierarchy.
> An example:
> Imagine I am writing an entry 3 and in it I would like to link to the
> (already existing) entry C.
> What I do is
> I will type “C" (okay, the name is really longer but you get the idea)
> In the drop down list that appears I select “C” and accept
> What I get is a functional link, yes, but instead of taking me to C in the
> above example, I find it takes me to
> * B*
> * C*
> Because the syntax that was automatically inserted looks like this:
> Instead of
> Note the missing leading colon, thus the link is pointing to A:B:C
> starting from the actual position of the link origin (entry 3) rather than
> following an absolute path starting from the highest level in the hierarchy.
> I hope this is clearer now.
> Again, my question is if this is a known behaviour and what I can do to
> avoid this problem.
> On 9 May 2018, at 14:40, Guilherme Lino <guih.lino@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> By default there are several things that create links automatically.
> Writing " +something " a word starting with +
> Writing " SomeThing " camel case
> Writing " :something " a word starting with :
> Even if you paste the text from somewhere else. Those words will be
> clickable. Will appear grey in the tree until you put some content.
> Also pasting folders with .txt files inside one of Zim notebook folders
> will show in the links tree.
> On 9 May 2018 at 10:53, Christoph Held <kreisleriana@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all
>> My main Zim Notebook is accumulating links that I have not set
>> intentionally, to be more precise, I have created a link but it is pointing
>> to a target that does not exist where the link is pointing thus a new but
>> empty target appears in the Index pane in italic letters.
>> The reason in a few cases seems to be that the link target is missing the
>> leading colon.
>> I usually create a link by typing Cmd-L (on a Mac) and type a few letters
>> until the desired target appears in a drop down list, I select it,
>> sometimes I adjust the descriptive text to make the rendered text look a
>> bit more readable and accept my choice.
>> Why would Zim sometimes suggest incomplete paths thus implicitly creating
>> unwanted new targets with the shortest relative path? I am pretty sure I
>> did not create these link targets myself.
>> Any ideas how to fix or avoid this behaviour in the future?
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> Guilherme Lino
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