[ardour-users] Save-As ?

Sampo Savolainen v2 at iki.fi
Sat Feb 25 10:20:42 PST 2006

On Sat, 2006-02-25 at 10:48 -0600, David Slimp wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see any option
> in Ardour for "Save-As".  I had originally named my session
> one thing, but now want to rename it.

The session name is in the session directory, the .ardour file inside
the session directory, and inside the .ardour file. Currently, if you
want to rename a session, you need to rename the session manually in all
these places.

There is no "save as", because the normally expected behaviour of "save
as" is really heavy on disk capacity with ardour. The session is made of
the session file (tracks, settings, regions, playlists, effects) and is
quite small, but then there is the sounds/ directory inside the session
directory. Depending on your project, the sounds/ might take several

Would you want the "save as" to rename the session, or a complete copy? 

Maybe one day, we might implement a "complete copy". It's also quite
easy to do this with command line tools currently:

cp -a [oldname/] [newname/]
mv [newname/oldname.ardour] [newname/newname.ardour]
edit [newname/newname.ardour] /* change the session name inside
the .ardour file] */

All done.

> Along the same lines... templates.
> I don't seem to be able to load, edit, re-save a template.
> Is there a trick for doing that?

The idea is that you can load the session where you created the template
from, or create a new session with the template. Then you can do the
modifications you want, and use the Session->Save template to create a
new template out of the session.

Sampo Savolainen <v2 at iki.fi>

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