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From: jorge.alfaro-murillo@yale.edu (Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo)
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Best practices to get reminders?
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:28:05 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <876198imui.fsf@yale.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 87r3rw8tm0.fsf@vostro.rath.org

Nikolaus Rath writes:

> On Apr 06 2015, jorge.alfaro-murillo@yale.edu (Jorge A. 
> Alfaro-Murillo) wrote: 
>> Nikolaus Rath writes: 
>>> However, there's one thing where I feel lost. I don't expect 
>>> to  be editing my orgmode files on a daily basis (at least not 
>>> yet),  so how can I make sure that I don't miss an important 
>>> deadline?  It seems to me that it doesn't help much if instead 
>>> of worrying  to forget a deadline I now have to worry about 
>>> forgetting to  check my org-mode agenda...    How do other 
>>> people handle this? Is everyone else opening and  working on 
>>> their org files daily so that this becomes a  non-issue? 
>> You can put this after your org-agenda-files configuration in 
>> your  .emacs: 
>> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp 
>>   (appt-activate 1) (org-agenda-to-appt) 
>> #+END_SRC Then you will be reminded of things in your org 
>> files, before the  appointment time (I think 12 min is the 
>> default). 
> Hmm. I tried it with this test-event: 
> * TODO Test task 
>   SCHEDULED: <2015-04-07 Tue> 
> But running (org-agenda-to-appt) just gives "No event to add". 
> Is this because there is no time specified?


> I'm not really concerned with appointments that have a time 
> span, but with projects that have specific due dates...

Well that is what the org agenda is for.

If you just can't remember to check the agenda every so often you 
could do something like (not tested):

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
  (run-at-time t 120 'org-agenda-list)
To run the agenda every two hours automatically.



  reply	other threads:[~2015-04-07  4:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-04-07  2:52 Best practices to get reminders? Nikolaus Rath
2015-04-07  3:06 ` Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo
2015-04-07  4:12   ` Nikolaus Rath
2015-04-07  4:28     ` Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo [this message]
2015-04-07  3:11 ` Carlos Sosa
2015-04-07  4:16   ` Nikolaus Rath
2015-04-07  4:09 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2015-04-07 10:10   ` Marcin Borkowski
2015-04-08  9:55     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2015-04-08 17:11       ` Marcin Borkowski
2015-04-11 23:17         ` Manish
2015-04-12  1:53           ` Eric Abrahamsen
2015-04-07 14:19 ` Melleus
2015-04-07 15:15   ` Giuseppe Lipari
2015-04-07 15:27     ` Melleus
2015-04-13 18:12 ` Leo Ufimtsev

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