I’ve brought a little trick today – “Rename twice”
As was mentioned in this thread, Obsidian is case-insensitive for internal links but it’s good to keep tidy notes with the correct note links, especially because we may want to ensure compatibility outside of Obsidian.
I have three types of note-naming conventions (I don’t do Zettels):
Abc(normal, used vault-wide);
ABC(used only for special cases to do with etymons).
My aliased links would look like:
[[ABC|abc]](because etymons can act as normal lexical items used today, but this should not concern you now).
Because I migrated all my notes from a different environment, some of my internal links/backlinks can still be wrong or inadequate for use outside of Obsidian.
Which means I used to do search and replace on my internal links (outside of Obsidian, with Notepad++).
But what you can do instead is fix this internally by “Renaming twice” in Obsidian.
- For this to work, you’d need to have
Automatically update internal linksenabled in Settings > Files and Links.
What you do first is rename your file wrong and then right again (as you cannot rename a file to the same existing name). This ensures all your backlinks to be standard now.
- In both cases you will receive a message that your x links have been updated in y files.
In my case,
[[Sat]] were both wrong as my filename was
SAT.md. Some links were correct (for outside use), others were not. I renamed the file first wrong (
Sat.md), then right again (
SAT.md), which made all my internal links correct.
- The aliases are left untouched in the process.
This is a simple thing so don’t expect too much of it; you still need to take out the trash.