Because the Obsidian to Anki Flashcards Plugin didn’t really work for me and I also used it wrong it created ID’s in all my markdown files (they looked somewhat like this: “<!-- ID: 1234567876543…”). I know that this is only a comment and doesn’t affect the preview but it really bugged me.
So I created a python file that scans through all my folders and subfolders and subsubfolders etc. and replaces the all the strings that begin with <!-- ID: and the next 24 strings.
Essentially it is a python file that scans all folders for .md files and can manipulate them.
It is actually really easy to programm, but I thought I might as well share it.
! BE CAREFULL, try it out on a small folder first, otherwise your whole system will be harmed if something goes wrong. Additionally I would make a backup if you mess around with all your files at once!
Here is the code:
import markdown import os def manipulate_md(path): with open(path, 'r', encoding="utf8") as f: text = f.read() startword = "<!--ID: " endword = "-->" while startword in text: if startword in text: start= text.rindex(startword) text = text.replace(text[start:start + 24], "") with open(path, 'w', encoding="utf8") as f: f.write(text) the_path_list =  def getListOfFiles(dirName): # create a list of file and sub directories # names in the given directory listOfFile = os.listdir(dirName) print(listOfFile) allFiles = list() # Iterate over all the entries for entry in listOfFile: # Create full path fullPath = os.path.join(dirName, entry) the_path_list.append(fullPath) # If entry is a directory then get the list of files in this directory if os.path.isdir(fullPath): allFiles = allFiles + [getListOfFiles(fullPath)] else: allFiles.append(fullPath) getListOfFiles(Your_Folder_Path) #Add your folder path print(the_path_list) for path in the_path_list: if ".md" in path: manipulate_md(path)