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* sorting and merging files
@ 2009-02-13  4:09 Alan E. Davis
  2009-02-13  8:50 ` Carsten Dominik
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From: Alan E. Davis @ 2009-02-13  4:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
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I've gotten into a bit of a bind on sorting.  A little explanation:

I've been working at keeping the ~/org directory of three machines
syncronized through a master repo on a USB flash drive.  I've made a bit of
progress, and for simple updates, it is basically working.  I still don't
grok merging conflicts.  I've finally ended up with a file with duplicates
of entries, so I thought of concatenating files, then sorting these
entries.  Each entry has a date (made from a remember template), so sorting
by date makes sense.

Ideally, one should be able to do this, and then sort with C-u C-u C-c^.
I've tried this several times, and gotten bitten almost every time.  I guess
the dates can only be sorted as text.  And duplicates are not removed.  I
read the manual, but little help was gotten there.

What do I need to know to make sorting work, and what I might be doing
wrong?

Thanks for previous suggestions.

Alan

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there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
    ---- Bertrand Russell
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see
nothing but sea.
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* Re: sorting and merging files
  2009-02-13  4:09 sorting and merging files Alan E. Davis
@ 2009-02-13  8:50 ` Carsten Dominik
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Carsten Dominik @ 2009-02-13  8:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Alan E. Davis; +Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist


On Feb 13, 2009, at 5:09 AM, Alan E. Davis wrote:

> I've gotten into a bit of a bind on sorting.  A little explanation:
>
> I've been working at keeping the ~/org directory of three machines  
> syncronized through a master repo on a USB flash drive.  I've made a  
> bit of progress, and for simple updates, it is basically working.  I  
> still don't grok merging conflicts.  I've finally ended up with a  
> file with duplicates of entries, so I thought of concatenating  
> files, then sorting these entries.  Each entry has a date (made from  
> a remember template), so sorting by date makes sense.
>
> Ideally, one should be able to do this, and then sort with C-u C-u C- 
> c^.   I've tried this several times, and gotten bitten almost every  
> time.  I guess the dates can only be sorted as text.  And duplicates  
> are not removed.  I read the manual, but little help was gotten there.
>
> What do I need to know to make sorting work, and what I might be  
> doing wrong?

You need to make an example files to demonstrate what exactly goes  
wrong.

- Carsten

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