Recently ( I think since upgrading to version 1.5) I have had problems with importing some URLs into EagleFiler. Specifically, URLs that contain the colon character ( : ) in the title. The error shown is
[OSError: error 2 (No such file or directory) for file: /Volumes/_files/Files/kategories/computer-system/Mac OS X/ How to change user short name or home directory name.pdf]
The title of the web page I am trying to add in this case, is “Mac OS X: How to change user short name or home directory name” (from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1428).
EagleFiler is substituting the colon character for a slash. I know that the colon is used in path referencing on OSX but since the slash character is also used in path referencing, the result becomes problematic. The result from trying to import are slightly different. Sometimes EagleFiler manages to create a document but it is empty (zero bytes), but most of the time no record is created at all.
I am working around it for now by printing my pages and sending the PDF directly to EagleFiler from the print dialog, but I really like EagleFiler’s webPDF feature with saving the source URL and keeping the links clickable. May I suggest replacing the colon ( : ) with a hyphen ( - ) instead? You could even use the long hyphen ( — ) to make a clear difference from a “normal” short one.
I just want to finish with thanking you for a great application. I end up using it more and more in my daily life. In conjunction with applescripts and LaunchBar, it really makes managing all the digital information in my life so much easier.