Ok, so Zim appears to store the tree of a notebook somewhere that I
can't find. Because if I...
- delete the entire folder tree of a Notebook: Notes2
- shutdown Zim
- start Zim, create a new Notebook: Notes2 (where the old one was)
- open Notes2
- Zim shows the tree I deleted even though everything was deleted
I've looked in ~/.config/zim and a few places but don't know where this
state is being picked up from. I think this is the problem and that if I
can delete it so it gets rebuilt it would be ok.
I'm confused because I thought this lived in Notes2/.zim or
Notes2/notebook.zim but those have definitely been deleted and don't
exist when I open Notes2 for the first time.
On 10/09/16 12:06, Mark Hughes (Zim mailing list) wrote:
> I'm waking this thread up because I have discovered how to fix this
> behaviour, but not yet how to prevent it recurring. Having lived with
> this irritation for several months I solved it by doing this:
> - make a new notebook
> - copy everything manually from the original notebook to the new
> notebook (except .zim and notebook.zim)
> However, as soon as I run my script which generates some new pages and
> saves them in the Notebook directory tree, the problem resumes. The only
> way I know to stop it is as above - simply deleting .zim and
> notebook.zim don't fix it.
> So there appears to be something about a new notebook that's different
> from just deleting them. What could that be?
> And why might creating some files in a script trigger this problem, and
> it be fixable by just copying everything to a newly created Notebook?
> It suggests to me it is something to do with how Zim stores state (e.g.
> currently selected folder, or folder tree state).
> Any ideas. I'd be happy if I could just have my script delete stored
> state when it adds files to the tree if that was the issue.
> Thanks for a great program :-)
> On 27/02/16 17:41, Mark Hughes (Zim mailing list) wrote:
>> I've been using Zim v0.62 on Debian for ages, and it has recently
>> started some strange behaviour, for which I am probably responsible but
>> am not sure how to fix.
>> The behaviour is that when I click on a page in the treeview, the page
>> displays correctly but the tree focus flips back to one of the early
>> nodes (usually but not always the same one). If I click on the node I
>> want again, it sticks, until I click on a different node and then the
>> tree focus goes back to the one "it prefers"!
>> Clicking on some nodes does work ok, but most need to be clicked twice now.
>> I've tried "zim --index" (and zim --index -D -V) - all ok.
>> I've looked at the output of "Zim -D -V" and it complains about some
>> tree paths being invalide. I suspect that is unrelated, but there are a
>> few empty pages that it won't allow me to delete when I track them down.
>> So, how did I break it. Well, it might just be co-incidence, but I doubt
>> it. What I did was write a web scraper which automatically generates
>> some .txt files that I began placing in my Zim notebook path. So I've
>> polluted the tree by manually inserting some files (which all appear in
>> the tree and display ok), but somehow may have confused Zim.
>> If I remove those files (temporarily remove the folder, "Zim --index")
>> then the behaviour remains broken, so it isn't the files themselves, if
>> indeed the problem is anything to do with them.
>> I also tried removing the ".zim" directory and the "notebook.zim" files
>> and it is still broken.
>> If I access an older version of this notebook (a lot older but with much
>> the same structure) it works as expected so it appears to be not liking
>> the content. There are no suspicious messages when I click on the tree
>> (when using "zim -D -V").
>> Finally, I can eliminate the behaviour if I open the notebook at one
>> level higher. I don't want to do this obviously, because it means the
>> whole tree of nodes lives under a single highest level nodes (equivalent
>> to the directory containing the whole notebook).
>> Any ideas how I can fix this?
>> Thanks - and thanks for Zim. A truly excellent workhorse for me.
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