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Re: Temporary notes in Emacs buffers?

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: Temporary notes in Emacs buffers?
Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 02:07:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Drew Adams <> writes:

> I guess you mean just what you said before: You
> want to be able to move a file, and some bookmarks
> that target it, to a different directory, and have
> the bookmarks continue to work there.


> > names.  You are sure that there is no predefined way to use relative
> > names?

> You can define a bookmark handler for any type of
> bookmark.  The handler could ignore the directory
> part of the recorded file name, and get the needed
> directory from somewhere else, e.g., from a global
> variable or a function.  (It has to come from
> somewhere.)  E.g., a variable could have an alist
> value with keys for your different whatevers (even
> nondir-filename keys) and with dirs as the values.
> But then you'd have to update the variable value
> when you move the targeted files.  As I said before,
> you can write code that does something like that
> [...]

Can't I just use a file or directory local variable for that part?  That
would be a trivial solution for the problem.

The problem is that the bookmark file can't know where I may have moved
a file to -- but I'm very unlikely to move the bookmark file very often.
So I would prefer a solution where the file knows where to ask for its
bookmarks and annotations, and the bookmark mechanism has the data and
the mean to deliver it.


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