New note named 'foldername/notename' gets auto moved and renamed

Use case or problem

Creating notes in sub-folders is not convenient or quick.

Proposed solution

When creating a new note w ctrl-N, if the note is named with a slash like so: ‘foldername/notename’ it can be auto moved into that folder and renamed without the foldername.

Current workaround (optional)

  1. right-click in the file explorer and choose new-note from the popup menu. If there are open folders in the file explorer or many folders this could involve a bit of scrolling to find the right folder.
  2. if you are making a link to the new note enter the folder [ [ foldername/notename ] ] and the new note will be in the specified folder, but the link will not be cleaned up and will show the folder name

Related feature requests (optional)

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You can already do this. Try using Ctrl-O for open instead of Ctrl-N for new. Then if you type folder/new note, it will put a new note with that name in that folder automatically.

If the folder doesn’t exist, the folder gets created too.

Except… I seem to have found a bug, but don’t know how to recreate it yet. If I type more than one folder, folderA/folderB/New Note I can’t see folderB or New Note in the file explorer. But I’m testing this on iPad, so I can’t easily inspect the filesystem at the moment. The subfolder exists in my iPad Files app, but doesn’t show up in Obsidian.

Ah I see. Control-O folder/note-note works great. Control-N folder/new-note also works but it gives you an error message that filename cannot contain “/”. It works anyway despite the error message. Misleading error should be fixed.

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