On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Alessandro Magni <ma...@inrim.it> 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 don't think I understand the question. Zim uses a hierarchical folder structure, with sub-pages located in sub-folders. Of course all pages should be part of the same hierarchy, so in that sense there is an unique root folder. Maybe the easiest way for you is to manually create a small test notebook and check the folder structure that zim creates. > Though Python is not my language of choice, I could try to put some code > together if it is possible at all... No need to use python unless you want to implement something as a plugin. Zim allows you to define external "tools" which can be any executable or script -- probably the cron job you talk about below could be such a tool that can be triggered from zim. > Anyway - after giving me a crash course on python during the weekend I feel > rather confident I can work on it. > > I really think that if I could develop some kind of engine, it could benefit > also the Zim project: what do you think? > To recap my problem, having a large directory structure where I store all my > work / personal projects / ideas / ... I'd like to organize all this, NOT by > building some kind of network/wiki manually,slowly copying all my folder > structure (really, it's thousands of folders, and they're already well > organized), > but in some way pointing the program to the root of my folder structure and > letting it create a wiki structure isomorph to it, with a node at each > folder - and links to children nodes (and possibly also to parents). I could > edit each node whenever necessary to describe its content, writing down > whatever I want. > Most important, with some kind of cron job new nodes would automatically > created/deleted with any structure change to my folders... > > This would create a kind of Document management system. All the DMSs I > surveyed in recent days are mostly targeted to large, networked enterprises. > Instead, there is nothing available for single users like me with a single > machine overloaded with a large amount of data. > > any input is welcome... All in all I think it will not be very difficult. Just create a small notebook to play around with and decide the layout you want / need. Than take your language of choice to build this structure as a hierarchy of text files. Regards, Jaap _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp