From: Alexander Vorobiev <email@example.com>
To: emacs-orgmode <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: OrgMobile problem: only three files in checksums.dat
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:23:36 -0500 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGOCFPUR+nRh1YYkq4jKBn=HPX9=2_pofKK29_QEP=Gy1DBULg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
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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
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
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 "")
(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:]" "\\\\\\&"
On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Alexander Vorobiev <
> 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.
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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 [this message]
2012-03-19 4:35 ` Jonathan Leech-Pepin
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