Hi Jason,

I just had a look at the parsing of the url.list format. The parser splits
the line at the first space, all subsequent text is taken as the url.

So the name or "key" that you use in the interwiki link should not contain
any spaces. Typically these are abreviations, so you want to keep them
short anyway.

The URL is allowed to contain spaces and is handed to the application
handling the link without further processing. For file links I recommend
using spaces instead of "%20" because most applications (including zim)
just remove the "file:///" bit and assume the rest to be a valid file path.

The "Master NOtebook" example in your last mail probably fails due to the
"%20".

The "Electronics" example you used earlier should work though. Try the
"--debug" check on that one. However I wouldn't count on zim being fully
robust for "nested" notebooks. It might just open the toplevel notebook
instead.

Regards,

Jaap


On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 6:07 PM, Jason McLafferty <
jason.mclaffe...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Jaap,
>
> Thank you for your reply.
>
> Yes, my entire 'urls.list' file is links to other notebooks, so it seems
> the right way to do this then is to not worry about creating my own
> urls.list for notebooks.
>
> However, the link is still not working and Mariano's comment about the
> spaces in a lot of my notebook names has me wondering if this is creating a
> problem?  Also, my Electronics notebook, which I am trying to link to (and
> does not have spaces in the file URL) does appear below a notebook which
> does have spaces in its name and file URL - could it be what he said
> regarding an earlier failure in reading the list, due to spaces, that leads
> to the failure?
>
> I did try the suggestion of running "zim --debug".  When the notebook open
> dialog appears, I chose the notebook that I am trying to create the link
> in.  Then I put the link, click on it, and I get an error message: "Could
> not find the notebook:
> file:///C:/Users/Jason/Notebooks/Master%20Notebook/zim.
>
> That notebook (Master Notebook) is where I am trying to place the link,
> not the notebook I am linking to.
>
> Jason
>
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 11:41 AM, Jaap Karssenberg <
> jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Stupid question, but are all your interwiki links to other zim notebooks?
>>
>> If so, you shoudl not need to configure the urls.list file at all. Check
>> the "open another notebook" dialog in zim, all notebooks listed there
>> should already be recognized as interwiki links.
>>
>> In the properties dialog you can set an interwiki keyword for the
>> noteobook as well. This is used to set a short name to refer to.
>>
>> Is that what you are looking for?
>>
>>
>> Otherwise, try running "zim --debug". When you click the link, debug info
>> should show which urls.list file zim is reading and how it converted the
>> link.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jaap
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 5:32 PM, Mariano Draghi <mdra...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mariano
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> El vie., 23 de oct. de 2015 a la(s) 11:35 a. m., Jason McLafferty <
>>> jason.mclaffe...@gmail.com> 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 <mdra...@gmail.com>
>>>> 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.mclaffe...@gmail.com> 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 <mdra...@gmail.com>
>>>>>> 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.mclaffe...@gmail.com> 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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