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Want to capture a file to current directory

From: Alan E. Davis
Subject: Want to capture a file to current directory
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 20:45:47 -0700


I like ChangeLog a lot, so I sometimes use it.  However, my org mode
capture set up duplicates that effort for many routine kinds of work with

It would seem like a no-brainer, but maybe not.  I wonder whether a
ChangeLog functionality can be either replaced or augmented using

I have a  plethora of little projects scattered all over my home directory
tree.  I might be working on a graph of today's tides, so I might make a
new folder, and work away.  Then, at some point, I need to save some notes
that are convenient to find without digging through a lot of cruft.  (I
have a lot of cruft).

Ideally, my capture template would search for some standard file in the
current folder, such as, then set up in a date-time tree to
edit a note, then save the file, whether new or not, in the current

It seems ChangeLog may sometimes save to a directory a the head of a tree,
I'm not sure.  This might be an interesting option , if I wanted to graph
tides for a number of sites, within an overall directory tree.

I wonder if something like this has been implemented.  I think the main
trick might be to use the current directory.  Maybe this is trivial,
probably so, and for this I apologize.

Alan Davis

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