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Re: [O] MobileOrg

From: Peter Davis
Subject: Re: [O] MobileOrg
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 18:52:37 -0500
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dean <address@hidden> writes:

> On 11/22/15 08:52, Peter Davis wrote:
>> Thank you, Ed, but this raises a number of questions for me:
>>> I ran into this same problem. The source of the problem appears to be
>>> that MobileOrg really, really wants to create the directory
>>> ~/Dropbox/Apps/MobileOrg.  My workaround was to:
>>> 1. Delete any and all MobileOrg directories in Dropbox so you don't get
>>> confused as to which one is really the right one.
>> The only MobileOrg directory is the one created by the app, 
>> ~/Dropbox/apps/MobileOrg
> I think the point Ed is making is that you should make sure you only
> have 1 "mobileorg" directory, which seems to be true for you.
>>> 2. Bring up MobileOrg on your iPhone or iPad. Let it create the
>>> directory.
>> Ok, done, I guess.
>>> 3. Configure org on your desktop/laptop to export to
>>> ~/Dropbox/Apps/MobileOrg.
>> How? This doesn't seem to be any of the variables specified in the
>> instructions at http://mobileorg.ncogni.to/doc/getting-started/using-dropbox/
> (setq org-mobile-directory "~/Dropbox/Apps/MobileOrg")
>>> 4. Now export from your desktop via org.
>> Export what? Each file I want to sync? If I just save a copy of an org
>> file to ~/Dropbox/Apps/MobileOrg, will that have the same effect?
> No.
> export by issuing M-x org-mobile-push

Ah, I see the confusion. I think of "export" as doing C-c C-e .... I did
trying using C-c C-e O o to export the org file I was editing, but I
think it just overwrote itself.

> MobileOrg needs index.org and checksums.dat which the above function
> should create from org-mobile-files.
>>> 5. You should now be able to sync on your mobile device.
>>> Note that is you want to sync to multiple mobile devices you need to
>>> repeat steps 1 and 2 for each device before you do anything from org on
>>> your desktop. Each of the MobileOrg instances will create the target
>>> directory when it initializes.
>> I'm confused. All my .org files are already in Dropbox, sync'ed across a
>> number of different machines, so the directory structures and contents
>> should be identical (once Dropbox syncs them.)
> I use 2 separate folders: 1 for my org files and another for MobileOrg
> files, just to make my life easier and then I don't have to let
> MobileOrg near my org files. If I'm ever in doubt I can wipe the
> MobileOrg folder and recreate all it's files with org-mobile-push.

Ok, I think I understand now. I can define org-mobile-files to be files
or directories. I did not see this variable referenced in the doc on
mobileorg.ncogni.to/doc/ Apparently it just defaults to
org-agenda-files, which is fine for me. It means the three main
directories I'm using for org files will be rolled up into the mobile
directory for sync'ing. However, when I sync files back from the iPad, I
will have to manually tease any updates into the separate directories
where I want to edit them.

>> Thank you,
>> -pd
> Hope this helps,
> Dean

Yes, very much. I think I understand now. Thank you!


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