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From: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>
Cc: org-mode-email <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: How to set org-make-link-description-function
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:05:30 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJ51ETr7p9XF1BX0xSQLoZhnzVJPTM-evafJKqubVixT1vUG1g@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87bmeo53ji.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net>

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I don't know how to do that either. It does seem like you can set it
globally. You can try something like:

#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(setq org-make-link-description-function
      (lambda (link desc)
((s-starts-with? "ebdb:uuid/" link)
  (replace-regexp-in-string "ebdb:uuid/" "" link))

It doesn't seem too ideal, as it seems like something that should get set
in the link parameters.

Does anyone else have an idea?


Professor John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 5:54 PM, Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>

> I've coded Org link support for EBDB, a contact management package,
> where the :complete key looks like:
> (lambda ()
>   (format "ebdb:uuid/%s"
>           (ebdb-record-uuid
>            (ebdb-prompt-for-record
>             (ebdb-records)))))
> Which prompts for a record based on the contact name, then inserts the
> contact's UUID as the link.
> The problem is that Org then prompts for a link description. I'd like to
> provide the contact name as a default description (the user has just
> typed it in, after all), but haven't figured out how to do that.
> Clearly `org-make-link-description-function' is meant to play this role,
> and it would work perfectly, but I don't know to set it. I can't set it
> globally, but also don't know how to let-bind it locally.
> How am I supposed to use it?
> Thanks,
> Eric

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  reply	other threads:[~2018-04-13  2:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-13  0:54 How to set org-make-link-description-function Eric Abrahamsen
2018-04-13  2:05 ` John Kitchin [this message]
2018-04-13  4:12   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2018-04-13  4:39     ` John Kitchin
2018-04-13 17:23       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2018-04-13 20:32         ` John Kitchin
2018-04-13 23:58           ` Eric Abrahamsen

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