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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: Matthew Lundin <mdl@imapmail.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org, Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
Subject: Re: Refile as top-level headlines?
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 05:04:34 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <997DC749-2F3F-4D4C-94C7-67B483DDE91B@uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m2eiz0a84u.fsf@fastmail.fm>


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On Jan 18, 2009, at 5:31 PM, Matthew Lundin wrote:

> Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl> writes:
>
>> On Jan 14, 2009, at 4:49 PM, Matthew Lundin wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi everyone,
>>>
>>> I have a lot of org-files and use org-refile all the time as part of
>>> my normal workflow. My basic approach is to remember things to an
>>> inbox.org file and then to process the inbox GTD-style.
>>>
>>> One thing I'm having a hard time figuring out is how to refile  
>>> headers
>>> as top level headlines in a target file. I've customized org-refile
>>> with the following settings:
>>>
>>> ,----
>>> | (setq org-refile-use-outline-path 'file)
>>> | (setq org-refile-targets '((org-agenda-files :maxlevel . 1)
>>> | 			     (nil :maxlevel . 3)))
>>> `----
>>>
>>> (Note: the second setting in org-refile-targets gives me additional,
>>> deeper targets in whatever file I'm visiting.)
>>>
>>> What I'd like to see is for maxlevel to include the possibility of
>>> filing an item as a top-level headline (at the bottom of the file).
>>
>> Hmmm, how would you like the interface to work?  Just have an entry
>> in the list that is only the file name?  And if it is only a single
>> file,
>> just replying with the empty string?
>
> 1. First idea:
>
> Perhaps this option could be activated only when:
>
> (setq org-refile-use-outline-path 'file)
>
> Currently with the above setting and refile targets with a maxlevel of

This should now work exactly as you describe above.

- Carsten


> 2, completion with refile offers the following targets:
>
> computer.org/headline/ (computer.org)
>
> vs.
>
> computer.org/headline/subheading/ (computer.org)
>
> To file under the first target, one can hit space after completing
> headline. Perhaps there could also be an option for hitting space  
> after
> the first completion, i.e., after computer.org.
>
> computer.org/ (computer.org)
>
> 2. Second idea:
>
> Another possibility would be as you suggest: to offer the file name
> independently as one of the targets. And if it's only one file,  
> perhaps
> the file name could still be offered as a target the sake of clarity.
> This would then work regardless of the setting of
> org-refile-use-outline-path.
>
> I realize not everyone would want this behavior. Maybe one would  
> need to
> set it explicitly either by (1) setting level to 0 for
> org-refile-targets or (2) making maxlevel a negative number (i.e., if
> positive then don't offer level 0 targets; if negative offer level 0
> targets).
>
> Just an idea.... I'm sure your ideas about this will be much  
> better! :-)
>
> Thanks for considering this.
> Matt
>
>


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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-14 15:49 Matthew Lundin
2009-01-17 12:37 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-01-18 16:31   ` Matthew Lundin
2009-04-04  3:04     ` Carsten Dominik [this message]

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