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From: Toby Cubitt <tsc25@cantab.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: [PATCH] Allow %<num> escapes to capture templates, expanded to text entered in <num>'th prompt
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:47:59 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20120422224759.GA11176@c3po.home> (raw)

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Currently, capture templates provide no way of prompting for some text,
then inserting that text into multiple places in the template.

This patch allow you to do this, by adding %<n> escapes to the template
syntax (where <n> is a digit, 0 to 9), which expand to the text entered
for the nth prompt in the template (as specified in the template using
the usual %^{prompt} syntax).

Useful for populating a subtree with an entire sequence of related TODOs,
capturing a multi-step task.

Dr T. S. Cubitt
Mathematics and Quantum Information group
Department of Mathematics
Complutense University
Madrid, Spain

email: tsc25@cantab.net
web:   www.dr-qubit.org

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From 0e917539324fdc32cd0878b0819cb28b79f30f01 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: "Toby S. Cubitt" <tsc25@cantab.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:04:05 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] Capture: Add %<num> escapes to org capture templates

* lisp/org-capture.el (org-capture-fill-template): Expand %<num>
escape sequences into text entered for <num>'th %^{PROMPT} escape.
 lisp/org-capture.el |   24 ++++++++++++++++++------
 1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/org-capture.el b/lisp/org-capture.el
index f0afc70..2daca72 100644
--- a/lisp/org-capture.el
+++ b/lisp/org-capture.el
@@ -248,6 +248,8 @@ be replaced with content and expanded in this order:
               A default value and a completion table ca be specified like this:
   %?          After completing the template, position cursor here.
+  %<n>        Insert the text entered for at the nth %^{prompt}, where <n>
+              represents a digit, 0 to 9.
 Apart from these general escapes, you can access information specific to the
 link type that is created.  For example, calling `org-capture' in emails
@@ -1326,7 +1328,7 @@ The template may still contain \"%?\" for cursor positioning."
 	 (org-startup-folded nil)
 	 (org-inhibit-startup t)
 	 org-time-was-given org-end-time-was-given x
-	 prompt completions char time pos default histvar)
+	 prompt completions char time pos default histvar strings)
     (setq org-store-link-plist
 	  (plist-put org-store-link-plist :annotation v-a)
@@ -1468,11 +1470,21 @@ The template may still contain \"%?\" for cursor positioning."
 				   nil nil (list org-end-time-was-given)))
 	    (let (org-completion-use-ido)
-	      (insert (org-completing-read-no-i
-		       (concat (if prompt prompt "Enter string")
-			       (if default (concat " [" default "]"))
-			       ": ")
-		       completions nil nil nil histvar default)))))))
+	      (push (org-completing-read-no-i
+		     (concat (if prompt prompt "Enter string")
+			     (if default (concat " [" default "]"))
+			     ": ")
+		     completions nil nil nil histvar default)
+		    strings)
+	      (insert (car strings)))))))
+      ;; Replace %n escapes with nth %^{...} string
+      (setq strings (nreverse strings))
+      (goto-char (point-min))
+      (while (re-search-forward "%\\([1-9]\\)+" nil t)
+	(unless (org-capture-escaped-%)
+	  (replace-match
+	   (nth (1- (string-to-number (match-string 1))) strings)
+	   nil t)))
       ;; Make sure there are no empty lines before the text, and that
       ;; it ends with a newline character
       (goto-char (point-min))

             reply	other threads:[~2012-04-22 22:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-04-22 22:47 Toby Cubitt [this message]
2012-04-23 12:54 ` [PATCH] Allow %<num> escapes to capture templates, expanded to text entered in <num>'th prompt Bastien
2012-04-23 15:08   ` Toby Cubitt
2012-04-23 15:12     ` Bastien
2012-04-23 15:29       ` Toby Cubitt
2012-04-23 15:34         ` Bastien
2012-04-24  9:57         ` Bastien
2012-04-24 11:05           ` Toby Cubitt
2012-04-24 12:51             ` Bastien
2012-04-24 13:37               ` Toby Cubitt

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