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Deft layer

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1. Description

This layer adds a search driven note taking system into Spacemacs.

1.1. Features:

  • Browsing and creating notes with a powerful search function via Deft.
  • Integration of org-mode as note editor.
  • Configurable list of extensions to recognize as notes.
  • Zettelkasten system with zetteldeft

2. Install

2.1. Layer

To use this configuration layer, add it to your ~/.spacemacs. You will need to add deft to the existing dotspacemacs-configuration-layers list in this file.

2.2. Zetteldeft

Zetteldeft support is included with the layer. To enable it, set the layer variable deft-zetteldeft to t:

(deft :variables deft-zetteldeft t)

2.3. Configuration

By default deft tries to put notes in ~/.deft but you can change this in your dotspacemacs/user-config function:

(setq deft-directory "~/Dropbox/notes")

By default Deft uses filenames for note titles and org-mode for editing. The default extension for new notes is org. However also md and txt files are recognized as notes. Which extensions are used for notes discovery can be configured in your dotfile:

(setq deft-extensions '("org" "md" "txt"))

Just add or substitute your preferred extension.

3. Key bindings

Key binding Description
SPC a r d Open Deft (works globally)
SPC C d Create new file (works globally)
SPC m c Clear deft filter
SPC m d Delete selected note
SPC m i Toggle to regex search
SPC m n Create new file with filter text
SPC m N Create new file named
SPC m o Deft open file in other window
SPC m r Rename selected note
SPC m q quit deft window

3.1. Zetteldeft key bindings

Zetteldeft key bindings will appear in a few different places as follows:

3.1.1. Global

Key binding Description
SPC C z / SPC a r d z n New zetteldeft file
SPC a r d n Open deft (replaces SPC a r d)
SPC a r d z T Show tag buffer
SPC a r d z s Zetteldeft search-at-point
SPC a r d z o Zetteldeft find file

3.1.2. Org-mode

Key binding Description
SPC m z c Search for id of current file
SPC m z f Follow link
SPC m z t Tag search with avy
SPC m z N New file and insert link
SPC m z r Rename file
SPC m z i Find a file and insert link
SPC m z I Find a file and insert link with full name
SPC m z s Search at point
SPC m z l Link search with avy
SPC m z F File search with avy on window
SPC m z o Find file

Author: root

Created: 2021-09-29 Wed 20:46

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