notes save as *.txt

Asked by Dan-cer on 2013-10-05

Hi! I found a desscription for sync xpad-notes via dropbox. All is going well exept the notes can't be read in android-phone.
Because format missing.
At the moment the notes are stored in ~/.config/xpad like this:
content-Q01W3W

Is it possible to have it as
"content-Q01W3W.txt" ?

thank you for Your answer!!!

sincerely
Rainer

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2013-10-09
Sachin Raut (sachinr) said : #1

Hi Rainer,

As I understand it, you want to open/edit content-* files in android phone. One way to achieve this is using ES File Explorer.

Here are the steps:
- Activate 'Open As' menu, either by tapping on the file or long press on file > more > Open As, from inside ES File Explorer.
- Tap Text option, Open As menu has text, audio, video, etc. options, tap on text option. This would provide list of apps to open the file. You can choose any app you like to edit the file.

Please let us know if this works for you.

Cheers,
Sachin

Dan-cer (4-in) said : #2

Hi Sachin,

the file content-* is only shown in dropbox-app in android. I reinstalled ES File Explorer and looked for it. But the whole folder ".config" doesn't appear. Within this folder there is the subfolder "xpad" which is containing the files, as You probably know.

I tried to do the same with solid explorer. The folders are found there, but the files within not.

Sachin Raut (sachinr) said : #3

Ok.
I will try to reproduce the issue at my end.

It looks like you have dropboxed the complete
*/home/<user>/.config*folder, and you try to open the xpad
files(content-*) from android.

Is that correct? It will help me reproduce the scenario.

Thanks,
Sachin

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Dan-cer <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Question #236893 on Xpad changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xpad/+question/236893
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Dan-cer is still having a problem:
> Hi Sachin,
>
> the file content-* is only shown in dropbox-app in android. I
> reinstalled ES File Explorer and looked for it. But the whole folder
> ".config" doesn't appear. Within this folder there is the subfolder
> "xpad" which is containing the files, as You probably know.
>
> I tried to do the same with solid explorer. The folders are found there,
> but the files within not.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

--
Regards,
Sachin Raut,

Dan-cer (4-in) said : #4

Hi Sachin! Yes thats correct!

I used the commands:

mkdir ~/Dropbox/.config
ln -s ~/.config/xpad/ ~/Dropbox/.config/xpad

sincerely
rainer

  Am 09.10.2013, 11:11 Uhr, schrieb Sachin Raut
<email address hidden>:

> Your question #236893 on Xpad changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xpad/+question/236893
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Sachin Raut proposed the following answer:
> Ok.
> I will try to reproduce the issue at my end.
>
> It looks like you have dropboxed the complete
> */home/<user>/.config*folder, and you try to open the xpad
> files(content-*) from android.
>
> Is that correct? It will help me reproduce the scenario.
>
> Thanks,
> Sachin
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Dan-cer <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
>> Question #236893 on Xpad changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/xpad/+question/236893
>>
>> Status: Answered => Open
>>
>> Dan-cer is still having a problem:
>> Hi Sachin,
>>
>> the file content-* is only shown in dropbox-app in android. I
>> reinstalled ES File Explorer and looked for it. But the whole folder
>> ".config" doesn't appear. Within this folder there is the subfolder
>> "xpad" which is containing the files, as You probably know.
>>
>> I tried to do the same with solid explorer. The folders are found there,
>> but the files within not.
>>
>> --
>> You received this question notification because you are a direct
>> subscriber of the question.
>>
>
>

--
mit freundlichen Grüßen
Rainer Brumshagen

Sachin Raut (sachinr) said : #5

Hi Rainer,

I think i figured this out!
the problem seems to be in the sync directory ".config". Linux treat folders-with-leading-dot as hidden, that seems to be the issue.

following commands worked in my case(i could see the folder and files in ES File Explorer):

mkdir ~/Dropbox/config
ln -s ~/.config/xpad/ ~/Dropbox/config/xpad

Cheers,
Sachin

Dan-cer (4-in) said : #6

Hi Sachin!
Thanks for Your answer. sorry but doesn't work either. Files are hidden.
Message in ES File Explorer (newest version): "folder is empty". Same with
Solid Explorer. I researched about other files, *.pdf for example. And
found out, that they are not visible before I opened them for the first
time in dropbox. I had to select the app to read them and after opening
the pdf in adobe-reader-app, the file appeared in ES File Explorer. Not
before.

Strange, isn't it? But because I can't open the xpad-file, it doesn't
appear in ES File Explorer.

Any idea about that? You wrote that You can see the files...

sincerely
Rainer

  Am 09.10.2013, 18:06 Uhr, schrieb Sachin Raut
<email address hidden>:

> Your question #236893 on Xpad changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xpad/+question/236893
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Sachin Raut proposed the following answer:
> Hi Rainer,
>
> I think i figured this out!
> the problem seems to be in the sync directory ".config". Linux treat
> folders-with-leading-dot as hidden, that seems to be the issue.
>
> following commands worked in my case(i could see the folder and files in
> ES File Explorer):
>
> mkdir ~/Dropbox/config
> ln -s ~/.config/xpad/ ~/Dropbox/config/xpad
>
> Cheers,
> Sachin
>

--
mit freundlichen Grüßen
Rainer Brumshagen

Dan-cer (4-in) said : #7

Hi Sachin!
It is solved now! After I found out by studying ES Esplorer FAQ that there
is a special dropbox client within by configure that. I thought I had just
to work with ES .

So no more trouble about that.
Thank You!!!

sincerely
Rainer

  Am 09.10.2013, 18:46 Uhr, schrieb Dan-cer
<email address hidden>:

> Your question #236893 on Xpad changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/xpad/+question/236893
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Hi Sachin!
> Thanks for Your answer. sorry but doesn't work either. Files are hidden.
> Message in ES File Explorer (newest version): "folder is empty". Same
> with
> Solid Explorer. I researched about other files, *.pdf for example. And
> found out, that they are not visible before I opened them for the first
> time in dropbox. I had to select the app to read them and after opening
> the pdf in adobe-reader-app, the file appeared in ES File Explorer. Not
> before.
>
> Strange, isn't it? But because I can't open the xpad-file, it doesn't
> appear in ES File Explorer.
>
> Any idea about that? You wrote that You can see the files...
>
> sincerely
> Rainer
>
> Am 09.10.2013, 18:06 Uhr, schrieb Sachin Raut
> <email address hidden>:
>
>> Your question #236893 on Xpad changed:
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/xpad/+question/236893
>>
>> Status: Open => Answered
>>
>> Sachin Raut proposed the following answer:
>> Hi Rainer,
>>
>> I think i figured this out!
>> the problem seems to be in the sync directory ".config". Linux treat
>> folders-with-leading-dot as hidden, that seems to be the issue.
>>
>> following commands worked in my case(i could see the folder and files in
>> ES File Explorer):
>>
>> mkdir ~/Dropbox/config
>> ln -s ~/.config/xpad/ ~/Dropbox/config/xpad
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Sachin
>>
>
>

--
mit freundlichen Grüßen
Rainer Brumshagen

Sachin Raut (sachinr) said : #8

Good to know that.

Sachin Raut (sachinr) said : #9

Please refer FAQ for summary
FAQ #2438: “Sync xpad notes via dropbox in Android phone.”.

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