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From: Jonathan Leech-Pepin <jonathan.leechpepin@gmail.com>
To: Alexander Vorobiev <alexander.vorobiev@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: OrgMobile problem: only three files in checksums.dat
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:35:44 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAEWDx5e+nTz_xt_-1-zPhXfc6NHO+PSJn9bXw4YOj07j4anj3Q@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAGOCFPUR+nRh1YYkq4jKBn=HPX9=2_pofKK29_QEP=Gy1DBULg@mail.gmail.com>

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I haven't had this issue with Org-Mobile specifically because I'm not using
it, however I found the same error when using el-get.

In my case at least the issue popped up because I was using zsh/bash via
cygwin for =shell-file-name= where =shell-quote-argument= expected it to be
cmdproxy.exe on Windows.  I'm guessing you've got something similar since
it's using forward-slashes for sha1sum.  It also fits because the only way
the final regexp gets applied is when the system is not ms-dos or
windows-nt along with a known Windows shell, which means cmd.exe,
command.com, cmdproxy and a couple others, cygwin shells are not on that

The simplest solution would actually be to wrap your Org-mobile call in

(let ((shell-file-name (or (and (eq system-type 'windows-nt)
                          (executable-find "cmdproxy.exe"))
     {{{insert call here}}} )

Hope this helps,

On 18 March 2012 18:23, Alexander Vorobiev <alexander.vorobiev@gmail.com>wrote:

> I figured out what is wrong. I am on Windows 7 (with cygwin) where
> shell-quote-argument (defined in emacs' subr.el) seems to be broken,
> specifically it insists on escaping colons (as one of non-POSIX filename
> characters), so, for instance path to one of my files c:/Users/alex/org/
> gtd.org becomes c\\:/Users/alex/org/gtd.org.
> The result of that is org-mobile-copy-agenda-files which
> calls shell-quote-argument while generating command line to produce
> checksums, ends up with something like
> c:/cygwin/bin/sha1sum c\\:/Users/alex/org/gtd.org
> which inevitably fails. I am surprised nobody else with Windows machines
> noticed that, could there be anything I am doing wrong?
> The quick fix would be to redefine the shell-quote-argument to account for
> colons (added colon in the regex on the last line, see below). After that
> all my org files get added to checksum.dat and become visible on my Android
> phone.
> I temporarily put this definition to my cygwin-specific initialization
> file but I feel that there should be more elegant solutions:
> (defun shell-quote-argument (argument)
>   "Quote ARGUMENT for passing as argument to an inferior shell."
>   (if (or (eq system-type 'ms-dos)
>           (and (eq system-type 'windows-nt) (w32-shell-dos-semantics)))
>        ;; Quote using double quotes, but escape any existing quotes in
>       ;; the argument with backslashes.
>       (let ((result "")
>     (start 0)
>     end)
> (if (or (null (string-match "[^\"]" argument))
> (< (match-end 0) (length argument)))
>     (while (string-match "[\"]" argument start)
>       (setq end (match-beginning 0)
>     result (concat result (substring argument start end)
>    "\\" (substring argument end (1+ end)))
>     start (1+ end))))
> (concat "\"" result (substring argument start) "\""))
>     (if (equal argument "")
>         "''"
>       ;; Quote everything except POSIX filename characters.
>       ;; This should be safe enough even for really weird shells.
>       (replace-regexp-in-string "\n" "'\n'"
>        (replace-regexp-in-string "[^-0-9a-zA-Z_./\n:]" "\\\\\\&"
> argument)))))
> Regards,
> Alex
> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Alexander Vorobiev <
> alexander.vorobiev@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have many files in the org-mobile-files list. On org-mobile-push all of
>> them are copied to my MobileOrg directory, syncronized via Dropbox to my
>> phone, etc. But the file checksums.dat always has only three lines - for
>> files index.org, mobileorg.org, and agendas.org.
>> The org-mobile-checksum-files variable also has the checksums for those
>> files only. Consequently, MobileOrg for Android only shows one line "Agenda
>> Views" and does not show any of my org files despite having all of them in
>> the same Dropbox directory.
>> Thanks
>> Alex

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      reply	other threads:[~2012-03-19  4:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-03-18  3:50 OrgMobile problem: only three files in checksums.dat Alexander Vorobiev
2012-03-18 22:23 ` Alexander Vorobiev
2012-03-19  4:35   ` Jonathan Leech-Pepin [this message]

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