From: Mark Elston <email@example.com> To: Org Mode List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Automatic Update of Org files Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 14:03:38 -0800 [thread overview] Message-ID: <498B623A.email@example.com> (raw) Its amazing what you can do with this package! I have weekly meetings I attend where we take a look at different sources of status information. We have an action item list in an Excel file, an issue tracking list in Test Track (from Seapine Software) and a project schedule in Microsoft Project. I decided I didn't like looking in three (or sometimes more) different files to collect the tasks I (and my group) had coming up so I wrote a Perl script to query those sources and write the results into different Org files. It all works great and now C-c a a reads these files and prints any upcoming deadlines from these tasks in my agenda. What a terrific way to keep track of assigned tasks. There is a drawback, however. Once these files are created I would like to add notes to them and have these notes persist. Unfortunately, right now I don't have any way of doing this as these files get overwritten when I run my Perl script again. So, does anyone have any ideas about how to go about a task like this? Is there some way to, for example, write information to a 'temporary' Org file and "merge" the info? I would not want to write this in Perl and I don't know elisp well enough to try anything like this that way either. Perhaps I am looking for too much. But I have gotten spoiled with such a great package. Mark
next reply other threads:[~2009-02-05 22:04 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2009-02-05 22:03 Mark Elston [this message] 2009-02-05 22:40 ` Samuel Wales 2009-02-05 23:13 ` Mark Elston 2009-02-06 15:19 ` David Thole 2009-02-06 18:54 ` Mark Elston 2009-02-06 19:34 ` Manish 2009-02-06 19:55 ` Mark Elston 2009-02-07 5:37 ` William Henney
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