everwatch.rb not populating the Marked Preview.md file

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09 May, 2012 07:36 PM

Following the instructions, I installed the everwatch.rb script, converted it to executable, and ran the script, opened Evernote, and opened Marked and the Marked Preview.md file created by the script. I then edited a Markdown file in Evernote and saved. No joy. The Marked Preview file opens fine, the script appears to be running, but no content ever populates Marked Preview.md.

I verified that the Evernote data directory location in the script was correct. And that's where I am. Running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, Evernote Version 3.1.1 (248775).

I'm a content guy, not a developer, but am fairly savvy (and have very competent friends). Is this happening to others? Is there a fix or some thought about what to look at?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 09 May, 2012 09:09 PM

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    I was informed two days ago that the update that just came out broke the everwatch system. I'll be looking into is as soon as I can.

  2. 2 Posted by kburke12 on 09 May, 2012 09:18 PM

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    Ah, the nature of life! Thanks for the quick response. Really looking forward to integrating Marked into my Evernote workflow. Marked is proving to be more and more valuable as I move more of my writing and content creation to MarkDown/MultiMarkdown. Great little solution!



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Brett on 09 May, 2012 09:34 PM

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    Just found it. Change line 8 to:

    watch_folder = File.expand_path("~/Library/Application Support/Evernote/accounts/Evernote")

    (the path is ~/Library/Application Support/Evernote/accounts/Evernote)

    Should be good to go. I'll update the Bonus Pack soon.

  4. 4 Posted by kburke12 on 09 May, 2012 10:14 PM

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    I copy pasted the change, made sure it was correct, and saved the script. Ran the script from the Terminal, opened the newly created Marked Preview.md, and updated a MarkDown formatted note in Evernote and saved. The Terminal shows lots of activity, but nothing populates the actual Marked Preview.md window. Thoughts?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Brett on 09 May, 2012 10:16 PM

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    I'm having someone try out the version of the script I'm using for testing, I'll post results here. I can verify that the tweak makes it work for me without any issues. Will update.

  6. 6 Posted by kburke12 on 17 May, 2012 05:35 PM

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    Any word from your tester? Just wondering if "it's not you, it's me..." and I need to go figure out what's gone off track locally.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Brett on 24 May, 2012 02:06 PM

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    Nope, I lost touch with the guy who was trying it out. It's still working for me right now, but I'll find some more testers before I make any definitive statements.

  8. 8 Posted by kburke12 on 24 May, 2012 05:34 PM

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    Thanks for the update. I'm going to walk the path again over the weekend just to look again for breaks in how I have it configured. If I find anything, I'll let you know what I tweaked and the outcome.

  9. 9 Posted by Jeff F. on 18 Jun, 2012 06:23 PM

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    I wanted to let you know that after making the change to watch_file, the preview is working for me from Evernote.

    However, the strangest formatting error is happening with markdown in Evernote, but not Vim. This: (i'm using code indent here to Tender doesn't eat my *)

     * One
        * Two

    is generating

    • One *Two
    instead of
    • One
      • Two

    Marked works correctly with the same text copied/pasted into vim.

    The other markdown i've tested is working, but I haven't gone too far since indented lists are my most used markdown feature. I did try ordered lists instead, but got the same result: anything indented is added to the previous item, as above.

    I am not seeing any errors from the watcher script.

  10. 10 Posted by kburke12 on 18 Jun, 2012 06:32 PM

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    Thanks - I'll dig back into my implementation of the script. Since I can "see" the script watching changes in Terminal, it's likely I missed a small, but crucial, step.

  11. 11 Posted by Dan Rosenstark on 29 Nov, 2012 04:24 AM

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    I ran into this same problem and the thread helped. If you don't mind, here's my solution for preserving HTML selectively in the integration.


    Now I can finally stop using nvAlt (at least for a few days)...

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Brett on 13 Dec, 2012 01:57 AM

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    I started playing around with your version, Dan, and it works well with the new Evernote. I started noticing how bad a job textutil does, though. I hooked it up through my read2text hack and I'm getting much better results.

    Also, I found a node.js package called html-md that does an even better job of converting HTML to Markdown, if you have node installed.

    I'll try to work up a version to include in the Bonus Pack soon.

  13. Brett closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2012 01:57 AM.

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