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Re: [O] Feature Request: Per-file attachment directories

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] Feature Request: Per-file attachment directories
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:02:28 -0400

Daniel E. Doherty <address@hidden> wrote:

> Org Mode-erists:
> I like the attachment facility of Org for organizing external files
> related to a project, but it seems to lack an obvious feature.
> I use a separate org file for each major project, which in my case are
> law suits.  I would like to have a custom attachment directory specified
> at the top of the file for all attachments related to the project, have
> it inherited by all headings, and be able to specify a custom directory
> for a heading relative to that file-wide attachment directory.
> I have tried this:
> #+PROPERTY: :ATTACH_DIR: ~/cases/Client Name/Case Name/
> but it does not work.  When I C-c C-a f to open up the attachment
> directory on a headline, it gives me an ID-based directory in the data
> directory instead of the file-wide default.

Try losing the colons around the property names - the following seems to work
OK (modulo the possible problem of filenames starting with . - I had to rename
.emacs -> dot.emacs for it to work):

| #+PROPERTY: ATTACH_DIR ./attachments
| * bar                                                                         
|   :Attachments: dot.emacs
|   :END:
| Make an attachment.


> Also, when I C-c C-a s to set a custom attachment directory, it defaults
> to my org directory.
> Using the data directory would be fine if I only wanted to access files
> through Org Mode (and perhaps I should), but I occassionaly have to open
> a file from outside emacs (say, a spreadsheet from excel on a Windows
> machine) and finding the file in the ID-based heirarchy is tough.
> How hard would this be to implement?  With this, I can thing of my
> org-mode file as a kind of annotated dired for a project.
> Regards,
> -- 
> ====================================================
> Daniel E. Doherty
> address@hidden

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