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Adam

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Mar 16, 2019, 2:16:04 PM3/16/19
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Greetings to all,

I like using TiddlyWiki on NodeJs but my only problem is that it doesn't use markdown by default and I prefer to have all my notes in .md files.

Is there any way for TiddlyWiki to store files in .md and not .tid format?

Cheers,
Adam

Jeremy Ruston

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Mar 17, 2019, 6:59:56 AM3/17/19
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Hi Adam

I like using TiddlyWiki on NodeJs but my only problem is that it doesn't use markdown by default and I prefer to have all my notes in .md files.

Is there any way for TiddlyWiki to store files in .md and not .tid format?

If you install the markdown plugin in your tiddlywiki.info file, then any tiddlers you create of type text/x-markdown will by default be saved as a .md file with the text along with a .md.meta file to contain the metadata.

Best wishes

Jeremy



Cheers,
Adam

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talha131

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Mar 20, 2019, 5:36:34 AM3/20/19
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Jeremy does this mean if I have

"plugins": [
        "tiddlywiki/markdown"
]

In my tiddlywiki.info file then I don’t need to drag and drop markdown plugin from here https://tiddlywiki.com/plugins/tiddlywiki/highlight/

If so then is there a list of plugins and themes that can be added in this way?

Jeremy Ruston

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Mar 20, 2019, 5:44:49 AM3/20/19
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Hi Talha131

You can add any plugins from the TW5 repo. The plugin library in control panel shows the titles of plugins as $:/plugins/tiddlywiki/codemirror; you just need the “tiddlywiki/codemirror” part in the tiddlywiki.info file.

Best wishes

Jeremy.


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talha131

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Mar 20, 2019, 6:06:30 AM3/20/19
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Thank you.

stefano franchi

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Mar 20, 2019, 6:05:03 PM3/20/19
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You may want to consider that transclusion and  double bracket linking do not work in MD (AFAIK). The former was a killer for me and I switched back to TW text.

Cheers,

S.

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Thank you.

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Andrew Lister

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Sep 10, 2019, 4:17:39 PM9/10/19
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Hi Jeremy,

I'm not understanding how to get TW to save tiddlers  "as a .md file with the text along with a .md.meta file to contain the metadata." I used the control panel to install the markdown plugin, and have got that working. But the tiddlers are still being saved as .tid files. It sounds like I'm supposed to do something to the tiddlywiki.info file directly, but I'm not sure what. Or do I have to install other "CodeMirror" plugins? There seem to be a bunch of those.

Thanks in advance for any further help.


On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:44:49 AM UTC-4, Jeremy Ruston wrote:
Hi Talha131

Jeremy does this mean if I have

"plugins": [
        "tiddlywiki/markdown"
]

In my tiddlywiki.info file then I don’t need to drag and drop markdown plugin from here https://tiddlywiki.com/plugins/tiddlywiki/highlight/

If so then is there a list of plugins and themes that can be added in this way?

You can add any plugins from the TW5 repo. The plugin library in control panel shows the titles of plugins as $:/plugins/tiddlywiki/codemirror; you just need the “tiddlywiki/codemirror” part in the tiddlywiki.info file.

Best wishes

Jeremy.


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Andrew Lister

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Sep 10, 2019, 4:20:51 PM9/10/19
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In case anyone wants to know why I'm trying to do this: the .tid files aren't readable as text by most text editors on my tablet. If they were .md files they would be. But maybe someone has another suggestion for how to solve this problem.

Mark S.

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Sep 10, 2019, 5:07:10 PM9/10/19
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Just to be clear, you're using some form of node.js, right?

Be sure to have the markdown parser plugin installed. Not sure if the code mirror plugins have any bearing.

When I tried this, it generated a .md file as advertised, with a separate file for the meta info.

I'm interested in reading md files on a tablet also. What app do you recommend?

Thanks!

Sycom

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Sep 10, 2019, 5:38:37 PM9/10/19
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Hello,

I'm using markor to edit both my .tid, .md and .md.meta files and find it pretty good.
* Go to "settings > general > always open with this app"
* Add your extensions : .tid, .meta, .info ...

Not understanding problems described here since I never had problems with .md using node version with markdown plugin. May be giving us more context could help.

Cheers

Sylvain
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TonyM

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Sep 10, 2019, 6:48:24 PM9/10/19
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Personally I would look for methods to change file associations on Android as Sycom posted.

To save as .md may need a custom exporter. Search for advice on this in tiddlywiki.

Regards
Tony

Jeremy Ruston

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Sep 11, 2019, 6:51:59 AM9/11/19
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Hi Andrew

I'm not understanding how to get TW to save tiddlers  "as a .md file with the text along with a .md.meta file to contain the metadata." I used the control panel to install the markdown plugin, and have got that working. But the tiddlers are still being saved as .tid files. It sounds like I'm supposed to do something to the tiddlywiki.info file directly, but I'm not sure what. Or do I have to install other "CodeMirror" plugins? There seem to be a bunch of those.

Don’t use the control panel to install plugins when using the client server configuration. Instead, add the plugins via the tiddlywiki.info file as described earlier in this thread. The plugins that you’ve imported via drag and drop will appear as .json files in your wiki folder; you’ll need to delete them to get things working again.

Best wishes

Jeremy.




Thanks in advance for any further help.

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:44:49 AM UTC-4, Jeremy Ruston wrote:
Hi Talha131

Jeremy does this mean if I have 

"plugins": [
        "tiddlywiki/markdown"
]

In my tiddlywiki.info file then I don’t need to drag and drop markdown plugin from here https://tiddlywiki.com/plugins/tiddlywiki/highlight/

If so then is there a list of plugins and themes that can be added in this way?

You can add any plugins from the TW5 repo. The plugin library in control panel shows the titles of plugins as $:/plugins/tiddlywiki/codemirror; you just need the “tiddlywiki/codemirror” part in the tiddlywiki.info file.

Best wishes

Jeremy.


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Andrew Lister

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Sep 11, 2019, 7:04:59 AM9/11/19
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Aha; I didn’t understand what I had to do to the info file. Now I see that I just need to add the line:

"plugins": [
"tiddlywiki/markdown"
]

Thanks, will try this out when I am back at my computer

Andrew Lister

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Sep 11, 2019, 7:12:44 AM9/11/19
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Yes, node.js - so that each tiddler can be a file that I can tag, and so integrate everything into one filing / search system. The addition of a tablet has complicated things, though. Sycom below recommends Markor, but it seems that’s for Android, and I have an iPad. I emailed the makers of iaWriter to ask about accessing .tid files and they said they would consider putting .tid on the “whitelist” they use. But if I switch to markdown that will simplify things. I can write markdown text anywhere, copy and paste the formatted text into my university’s learning management system for my students, but then also into my tiddlywiki, on either my home or work computer without having to do any reformatting.

I’ve also learned how to add plugins on node.js, which I hadn’t figured out from the thread above. I have to add a line to the tiddlywiki.info file, or rather add the markdown plugin to the plugins line in the info file.

Andrew Lister

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Sep 11, 2019, 7:16:29 AM9/11/19
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I should probably be using Android not an iPad. The file management system is driving me crazy. Or I should say that lack of a file management system. No control over what app a file opens in, files ‘sandboxed’ in apps, which sometimes means you can’t find them at all from the general filing system, only via the app. Maybe things will improve with the next version of iOS, but I’m not getting my hopes up.

Mark S.

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Sep 11, 2019, 9:36:33 AM9/11/19
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Android is basically following iOS, sandboxing the apps off from each other. Each app is responsible for its own files and the user has to give
explicit permission to talk to another app.

At the moment though, you can still attach an external flash drive via a OTG and access that.

My understanding is that even external drives in IOS have to be accessed via their own, manufacturer-provided interface.

Andrew Lister

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Sep 11, 2019, 3:09:40 PM9/11/19
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Yup, it works! Now I can edit tiddlers via text editor on ipad by changing the "type" to "text/x-markdown" in the box below the tiddler text, when editing. Fantastic, thanks to everyone who responded.

Andrew Lister

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Sep 24, 2019, 7:46:38 AM9/24/19
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I've discovered that iA Writer has added .tid files to their whitelist, so I can now edit the individual tiddler files on my ipad without having to save in the markdown format. Very convenient for when I'm on the train, before I get to the computer at either end.
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