From: Nick Dokos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jere McDevitt <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Use environment variable for location of templates?
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:47:06 -0400 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Jere McDevitt <email@example.com> of "Fri\, 19 Jun 2009 20\:19\:39 EDT." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jere McDevitt <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think the issue is that you need to supply a function to be invoked
> to create the file name.
> I tested your approach and found if you change the line to use a
> lambda function
> ("Work Tasks" ?t "* TODO %U %?\n\n %i\n %a" (lambda() (concat
> org-directory "tasks.org")))
> seems to work. Make sure that your environment variable ends in a /
> so the path is constructed correctly.
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Nathan Neff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm a beginner at lisp/emacs, and realize this is a basic question.
> I would like to use an environment variable WORKDIR to specify the
> directory whereOh, I'm familiar with the file variables and all, thanks for the tip.
> Since the org-remember code is written to support files that are
> not in org-mode as targets of remember items, it just seemed to me
> it shouldn't then switch back to assuming it was an org mode file
> simply because the text being inserted resembles a particular type
> of regexp. my remember templates are located.
> I would like to have a template located in WORKDIR/tasks.org
> Using the code below, when I invoke remember-mode and press "t", I get
> the default
> remember template instead of the WORKDIR/tasks.org.
> ;; I can get the value of WORKDIR successfully
> (setq org-directory (getenv "WORKDIR"))
> (setq org-remember-templates
> ("Personal" ?p "* %U %?\n\n %i\n %a" "~/Documents/personal/notes.org")
> ("Work Tasks" ?t "* TODO %U %?\n\n %i\n %a" (concat org-directory
> Any help would be appreciated.
Jere is right in general, but for this particular case, the simpler
solution is to use just the file name: org interprets that to mean a
file relative to org-directory:
(setq org-directory (getenv "WORKDIR"))
("Personal" ?p "* %U %?\n\n %i\n %a" "~/Documents/personal/notes.org")
("Work Tasks" ?t "* TODO %U %?\n\n %i\n %a" "tasks.org")
prev parent reply other threads:[~2009-06-20 2:48 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2009-06-19 16:39 Use environment variable for location of templates? Nathan Neff
2009-06-20 0:19 ` Jere McDevitt
2009-06-20 2:47 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
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