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Choosing the archive when launching app

Is there a way to specify the "Archive Directory" from the command line when launching The Archive?

The command line call to open The Archive is open -n /Applications/The\ Archive.app. Is there a switch that might specify the archive directory like -d ~/Dropbox/zettelkasten?? I have 2 directories that I want to keep separate. One is a book project with 59 notes that when processed with pandoc, best want to be separate from the 100's of my other notes.

Considering put archive in github. Does anyone have experience putting notes in github? Pro/cons?

Will Simpson


  • During development of The Archive, I put my notes under version control via git to see if anything changed unintentionally. Like the contents of file A being copied over file B in the early beta.

    Pros: you can see what you changed; and if I had used this for the Epstein videos, I could've traveled back in time to compare project progress :)

    Cons: I think it gets in the way to make meaningful commits during the workflow. I ended up committing once a day to preserve the changes using an automated script. Then it's not as useful to have a commit history, though, so why bother? For backup, rsyncing a full copy to a cloud drive might work just as well.

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