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Journaling, a simplistic view

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Posted by Amontillado
Jul 23, 2018 at 05:17 PM


A possibly interesting sidelight - DEVONThink definitely doesn’t hide the real location of the files in its databases.

This morning I pondered the idea of using DT as a Scrivener alternative. I could put a bunch of document files in a group, set the sort to “unsorted”, and order them as needed.

I discovered if I select all the files in a group and hit command-C, it copies the full, real, path to the files to the clipboard.

In the case of replicants, you still get the full path to the real file (or directory, in the case of a package stored in DT).

I could use Nisus to write chapters, set them in the proper order with drag-and-drop, and cut and paste the file names to a script that would run pandoc.

My thinking is this sort of manipulation isn’t a problem, if you are confident in your methods, the implications of what you’re doing, and you don’t blame me if things go pear-shaped.

Backups are a good thing, too. ‘Course, Time Machine riffles through DT databases and accesses all the files. At some point, you have to trust something outside of DT.