What: I’d like Obsidian to be able to read and save files as .txt as well as .md, with the same file contents.
Why: Interoperability that would blow my mind!
I’ve been using Dokuwiki for years for one of the same reasons that I’m excited about Obsidian: it runs on a directory of simple text files. This makes it trivial to keep and sync a local copy of the pages, refactor things wildly, and pull text out to other systems. I have a plugin running on Dokuwiki that lets it read Markdown, so the .txt files it reads are already actually full of Markdown.
Obsidian would make an amazing interface for writing and editing my wiki, but Dokuwiki takes only .txt and Obsidian takes only .md . I was able to open my Dokuwiki pages directory tree, but Obsidian can’t see any of the files unless I switch them all to .md, at which point Dokuwiki would choke on them.
This is a lot like the request to Show txt files and optionally convert them to md, but is a little different and with a very different reason. Maybe collapse them?