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From: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
To: Robert Goldman <rpgoldman@sift.info>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Re: "clearing" the state of an org-mode subtree
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:46:44 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <9A49E5D9-DBBE-4C98-9B41-2D91180FCC40@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4AD32385.4070709@sift.info>

On Oct 12, 2009, at 2:39 PM, Robert Goldman wrote:

> Nick Dokos wrote:
>> Robert P. Goldman <rpgoldman@sift.info> wrote:
>> ...
>>>>> Robert Goldman <rpgoldman <at> sift.info> writes:
>>>>>> Andrew Stribblehill wrote:
>>>>>>> org-mode files are plain text. M-% to do a replacement: once  
>>>>>>> you've
>>>>>>> entered your search term and its replacement, hit ! to replace  
>>>>>>> all
>>>>>>> without question.
>>>>>> Yes, one can do this, but note that it's not entirely a no- 
>>>>>> brainer.  You
>>>>>> need to:
>>>>>> 1.  clear all the check boxes and then recompute all checkbox  
>>>>>> counts in
>>>>>> the region.  [this isn't a simple tag replacement]
>>>>>> 2.  replace all non-TODO keywords with TODO.  This is a  
>>>>>> replacement, but
>>>>>> not a simple one to do with M-%
>>>>>> 3.  Wipe out all of the notes that were added with state changes.
>>>>>> Again, this can be done with a replacement command, but it's  
>>>>>> not a
>>>>>> trivial one.
>>>>>> This is one of those cases where automating a task will not pay  
>>>>>> back the
>>>>>> investment (at least not to me, individually), so I think I'd  
>>>>>> better
>>>>>> just do it by hand.
>> ...
>> Apologies for jumping in without the whole context (I'm buried with  
>> work
>> and I have not been able to even read the whole thread). I'm not sure
>> how to do #1 and #3 above, but I believe that #2 can be done with the
>> mapping API (see section A.10 of the org manual) - something like  
>> this
>> (untested and too simple as it stands - probably won't handle  
>> headlines
>> without a todo keyword correctly):
>> (org-map-entries (lambda () (org-todo "TODO")) t 'tree)
>> but it may be worth a try. It may even be possible to extend it to do
>> the other stuff.
> Thanks, that's very helpful.  That is indeed what I'm looking for  
> --- I
> had been thinking in terms of string replacement, but this reminds me
> that there are functions that address org trees semantically, based on
> the meaning of the entries.
> In addition to org-todo, there's also org-reset-checkbox-state- 
> subtree.
> I haven't yet found anything that will find an org-note (so that it  
> can
> be removed), but I will look more carefully.

You should be logging into a drawer - drawer are much easier
to find than individual notes.

- Carsten

  reply	other threads:[~2009-10-12 12:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-10-09 21:28 "clearing" the state of an org-mode subtree Robert Goldman
2009-10-09 23:43 ` Andrew Stribblehill
2009-10-10 17:23   ` Darlan Cavalcante Moreira
2009-10-10 17:47   ` Robert Goldman
2009-10-11  9:47     ` Paul Mead
2009-10-11 12:36       ` Bernt Hansen
2009-10-11 16:10         ` Robert P. Goldman
2009-10-11 16:46           ` Bernt Hansen
2009-10-11 22:21           ` Nick Dokos
2009-10-12 12:39             ` Robert Goldman
2009-10-12 12:46               ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-10-11 15:11     ` Gregory J. Grubbs

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