For what it's worth, attached is what I'd *like* to have but with the 
@language directive being driven by an attribute of the node rather than a 
parent topic - so it doesn't clutter up the file.

Anyway, I'll let it go, just wanted to share my feedback.

Kevin



On Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:05:06 AM UTC-2:30, k-hen wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I'm still having a problem with the @path directive when using using file 
> clones. Attaches is a simplified example.
> In the attached, If I don't have file clones the path works fine, but as 
> soon as I add the file clones the path gets lost and it writes them to the 
> root directory. 
>
> I tried to work around this by separating the file *contents* from the 
> @clean node and cloning the contents instead. 
> This saves the @path, but then I lose the @language directive and the 
> syntax highlighting. 
> If I add the @language directive to the child content node then it writes 
> that line in the output file which also doesn't work.
>
> I suppose my only option now is to include the full pathname in every file 
> (I have hundreds) but that doesn't seem like a great solution.
>
> Any guidance would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Kevin
>
>
>
>
> On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:05:55 PM UTC-2:30, k-hen wrote:
>>
>> Hi Again,
>>
>> There's a tip that says to clone your file nodes and put the clones in a 
>> folder at the end of the outline to match your output directories.
>> Also, there has been some notices recently regarding using @path 
>> directives, potentially recursively to simply your @file naming.
>> Both of these seem great.
>>
>> I have this set up now, but some of the files aren't picking up the @path 
>> directives from the last node.
>> Also, not sure if this is related but performance has gotten 
>> significantly worse since doing this.
>>
>> So .... I'm not sure ... 
>> Is there a 'primary' version of the @file (or @clean in my case) which 
>> would define the @path? (I'm hoping it's the ending?)
>> i.e. does it matter if you clone from Section A to Section B vs Section B 
>> to Section A?
>> Should it only be the _contents_ of the file and not the actual @file 
>> headline node that gets cloned?
>> Should the @path's be higher up in the outline?
>> Should I just stick with fully qualified file names?
>>
>> Loving Leo so far but I've still got lots to learn.
>>
>> Thanks very much,
>> Kevin
>>
>> P.S. Using leo 5.7.1 master branch from git
>>
>>
>>
>>

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