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Re: [O] Tags management strategies

From: Martin Leduc
Subject: Re: [O] Tags management strategies
Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 15:20:41 -0400
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On 05/17/2016 08:23 AM, Karl Voit wrote:
David Weinberger
Hi Karl,

Thank you so much for these interesting resources. I've read your technique for tagging files and folders and must admit that it's quite impressing. I would love to implement such kind of a system one day along with my GTD set-up, but I'm unfortunately lacking time for such a project at the moment.

I found your suggestion of using file-specific tags very interesting because it simplifies a lot of things. For example, rather than using grouptags in a global list, I can use file-specific tags. That way each file can represent a specific context, with a group of tags associated with it. Used along with capture templates, this can become powerful, as I can press C-q and then TAB to display an ordered list of all tags related to that context.

Using file-specific tags allowed me to simplify my org-tag-alist to 5 tags (HOME,WORK,MAIL,CALL,READ), which can be added to any file-specific list without any problems since, as you said, context-related lists of tags overlap rather vaguely.

David Weinberger's book seems interesting. This is in agreement with Samuel Wales suggestion (see the other response to my first post) to make an extensive use of regexp searches (I need to invest some time for this).

At first I thought I was asking a simple and naive question about tags. Thanks for opening this interesting Pandora's box.


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