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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Jere McDevitt <jere.mcdevitt@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Use environment variable for location of templates?
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:47:06 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3181.1245466026@gamaville.dokosmarshall.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Jere McDevitt <jere.mcdevitt@gmail.com> of "Fri\, 19 Jun 2009 20\:19\:39 EDT." <d0897c3b0906191719t5ea533b8w263b50f9b6bf25d9@mail.gmail.com>

Jere McDevitt <jere.mcdevitt@gmail.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.
> Jere
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Nathan Neff <nathan.neff@gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     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
>     "tasks.org"))
>     ))
>     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"))
(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" "tasks.org")


      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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