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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
Cc: Christopher DeMarco <demarco@maya.com>,
	Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Trouble setting variables in custom agenda command
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:26:21 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <11098.1244067981@alphaville.usa.hp.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca> of "Wed, 03 Jun 2009 15:10:08 EDT." <87my8puoa7.fsf@gollum.intra.norang.ca>

[Bernt, thanks very much for taking the time to do the set-up: it makes
things so much easier!]

I've made a little progress debugging this in the case of the
org-agenda-start-with-log-mode variable: the doc for it says

| org-agenda-start-with-log-mode is a variable defined in `org-agenda.el'.
| Its value is nil
| Documentation:
| The initial value of log-mode in a newly created agenda window.
| You can customize this variable.

Note that *initial*: it is only used once, in org-agenda-mode, to
initialize org-agenda-show-log.  So setting it in the definition of an
agenda custom command (effectively in a (let ...) form) will not work:
org-agenda-mode has been called already by the time the custom command
is executed, and the global value of org-agenda-start-with-log-mode has
been used to set org-agenda-show-log. Any local binding later on has no
effect at all.

So the workaround for this variable is to set org-agenda-show-log in the
definition of the custom command. The following works as far as the log

(setq org-agenda-custom-commands
      '(("c" "The Cycle"
         ((agenda ""
                   (org-agenda-overriding-columns-format "%75ITEM %7Effort{:} %7CLOCKSUM{Total} %15TAGS %SCHEDULED")  ;; no
                   (org-agenda-view-columns-initially t)   ;; no
                   (org-agenda-show-log t) ;;yes
                   (org-agenda-ndays 1)    ;; yes
                   (org-agenda-skip-function  ;; yes
                    '(org-agenda-skip-entry-if 'notregexp "\\* TODO")))))
         nil nil)))

I presume that a similar problem afflicts the column view variables,
but I have not gone there yet.


  reply	other threads:[~2009-06-03 22:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-05-27  2:05 Trouble setting variables in custom agenda command Christopher DeMarco
2009-06-03 15:17 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-06-03 18:45   ` Matthew Lundin
2009-06-03 19:18     ` Sebastian Rose
2009-06-03 19:42       ` Eric S Fraga, Eric S Fraga
2009-06-03 19:10   ` Bernt Hansen
2009-06-03 22:26     ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2009-06-03 22:59       ` Nick Dokos
2009-06-04  7:49         ` Carsten Dominik
2009-06-04 15:06           ` Christopher DeMarco
2009-06-05  1:48             ` Matthew Lundin

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