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From: Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: [feature request] A new cookie type [!] showing the last note taken
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 14:40:31 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zh6eymxs.fsf@localhost> (raw)


Over the years of using Org I often have a need to add a short note
about how to proceed with some task:

***** REVIEW check again, subscribe | sindresorhus/awesome: 😎 Awesome lists about all kinds of interesting topics :BOOKMARK:
:PROPERTIES:
:CREATED: [2020-03-15 Sun 18:59]
:Source: https://github.com/sindresorhus/awesome
:END:
:LOGBOOK:
CLOCK: [2020-03-17 Tue 16:18]--[2020-03-17 Tue 17:46] =>  1:28
CLOCK: [2020-03-17 Tue 16:03]--[2020-03-17 Tue 16:18] =>  0:15
- Refiled on [2020-03-16 Mon 23:59]
:END:

In the above example, the short note is "check again, subscribe".
The note is not fixed, but changes as I progress with completing the
task.

This is even more useful for delegated or HOLD tasks where I often need
to add a short note why the task is delegated or put on hold:

** HOLD Finish the text prop org-mode | make babel support org file links in header args (:file or :dir) [[id:468e0645-68aa-4e14-86de-e5ce153538e3][[2017-09-22 Fri] CuNbARBshearstrength]] :HOLD:
:PROPERTIES:
:CREATED: [2020-07-20 Mon 16:53]
:SHOWFROMDATE: 2020-08-15
:END:
:LOGBOOK:
- State "HOLD"       from "NEXT"          [2020-08-10 Mon 15:16] \\
  Finish the text prop org-mode
- Refiled on [2020-07-20 Mon 17:15]
CLOCK: [2020-07-20 Mon 16:53]--[2020-07-20 Mon 16:54] =>  0:01
:END:

Seeing this note directly in the headline without a need to dig into the
task body / LOGBOOK drawer is really handy.

In this last example, I had to duplicate the note taken using built-in
note mechanism into headline, which was inconvenient. It would be handy
if I could simply add a [!] cookie (similar to [/] or [%] cookies) to
the headline to show the last note taken for this task. Then, I could
easily see the reason why the task is blocked or what I am supposed to
do with the task right in agenda view or in the folded headline.
Something like the following

** HOLD [!] make babel support org... :HOLD:
:LOGBOOK:
- State "HOLD"       from "NEXT"          [2020-08-10 Mon 15:16] \\
  Finish the text prop org-mode
- Refiled on [2020-07-20 Mon 17:15]
CLOCK: [2020-07-20 Mon 16:53]--[2020-07-20 Mon 16:54] =>  0:01
:END:

The cookie would be replaced by the last note text, according to
user-defined format (say, "[%s] |"):

** HOLD [Finish the text prop org-mode] | make babel support org... :HOLD:
:LOGBOOK:
- State "HOLD"       from "NEXT"          [2020-08-10 Mon 15:16] \\
  Finish the text prop org-mode
- Refiled on [2020-07-20 Mon 17:15]
CLOCK: [2020-07-20 Mon 16:53]--[2020-07-20 Mon 16:54] =>  0:01
:END:

What do you think?

Best,
Ihor


             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-29  6:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-29  6:40 Ihor Radchenko [this message]
2020-08-30  8:50 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-08-30 10:40   ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-08-30 11:03     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-08-30 12:18       ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-08-30 12:57         ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-08-30 14:58           ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-08-31  2:26           ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-08-31  8:42             ` Julius Müller
2020-08-31 11:55               ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-08-31 14:58             ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-09-02  2:02               ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-03  9:16                 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-09-05  5:52                   ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-09 14:00                     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-09-10  9:24                       ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-13 13:09                         ` Nicolas Goaziou
2020-09-14 19:49                           ` Eric Abrahamsen
2020-09-05 22:14 ` Allen Li
2020-09-06  1:23   ` Ihor Radchenko
2020-09-06 18:16     ` Eric Abrahamsen
2021-01-17 15:38 ` Christopher Miles
2021-01-18  2:07   ` Ihor Radchenko

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