I am not sure if this is a bug so I haven’t put it on github as an issue. It’s maybe more of a feature request.
I have a Nextcloud installation on a hosting account where I also have shell access. I like the Notes app in NC as a front-end for producing Markdown files that are backed-up immediately (and also synced to my local machine via the Nextcloud app). I notice that the Markdown files created by Notes are simply saved in a sub-folder of Nextcloud’s files (files/Notes) and can also be accessed by the NC Files app. I got excited by this, because I thought that NC Notes might become a really nice front-end for creating and editing Markdown files for posts on a blog system like Jekyll or Pelican.
This is great.
However, what would be even greater would be if I could create new notes that were readable by the Notes app simply by creating a new text file from the shell (> nano files/Notes/something.md). I notice that such files, even though placed in the correct folder, are not recognised or listed by the Notes app, and what’s more they are not even synced by the Nextcloud app on my desktop. It’s as if they don’t exist to NC.
I understand that creating a file in this way may be short-circuiting the way that Notes creates and registers its notes, but I don’t really understand why the files would not by picked up by the overall sync system.
PS I tried to add “notes” as an optional tag to this topic but the interface would not let me create a new tag.