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Sync Obsidian global graph settings to local graphs

[[Obsidian]] local graphs don't inherit global graph settings as of [[2021-06-28]], which can make for an inconsistent experience. Relevant feature request: Colour group settings apply to both global and local graphs Obsidian Forum

[[JSON]] local graph config is stored in .obsidian/workspace, and global graph config is stored in .obsidian/graph.json, so we can sync settings by editing the configuration directly.

First, open a local graph view and close Obsidian (it seems like Obsidian prefers its own configuration to whatever is on disk when it is running). Then, either [[#Sync all graph settings]] or [[#Sync specific graph settings]]. Once done, open Obsidian and your local graph should look the same as your global graph!

Sync all graph settings

We rewrite configuration using [[Comby]].

# First, save our graph settings
GRAPHOPTIONS="$(cat .obsidian/graph.json)"

# Generate and review new configuration for our workspace 
comby -review -l .json '"type": "localgraph", "state": { :[state] "options": :[options] } ' "\"type\": \"localgraph\", \"state\": { :[state] \"options\": $GRAPHOPTIONS }" .obsidian/workspace 

Sync specific graph settings

This uses [[jq]] for selecting JSON elements. Unfortunately it turns out that [[jq]] is awful for in-place editing, so we do the actual fenangling with [[Comby]] instead.

Example that syncs the colorGroups setting - to change other settings, explore .obsidian/graph.json to see what you want and replace colorGroups below with your desired setting.

# First, save our color settings
COLORGROUPS="$(jq .colorGroups .obsidian/graph.json)"

# Generate and review new configuration for our workspace
comby -review -l .json '"colorGroups": [:[groups]]' "\"colorGroups\": $COLORGROUPS" .obsidian/workspace
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