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From: John Wiegley <jwiegley@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Cc: Dave Abrahams <dave@boostpro.com>
Subject: Filtering agenda by the "top" category
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:38:55 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2vclf8c68.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)

I discovered the < key in the agenda yesterday (by accident!), which filters
the Agenda down to entries having the same category.

However, I use both *categories* and *projects*.  For example:

  * Work
    :CATEGORY: Work
    :OVERLAY:  (face (:background "#fdfdeb"))
  ** PROJECT Foo
    :CATEGORY: Foo

I use :CATEGORY: for my project here so it shows up in the leftmost column of
my agenda.  I don't want every project displaying as just "Work".  I use the
:OVERLAY: so that all Work items have the same background color, which is a
better way of seeing at a glance which *category* every item falls into.

What this means is that although I can use < to filter by *project*, I can't
filter down to the "Work" *category*.  So that's what the code below does.  I
bind it to >, since I wasn't using what that binding does.

Also, I found a bug: passing a prefix argument to < doesn't have any effect.
The code doesn't use that argument in any meaningful way.


(define-key org-agenda-mode-map ">" 'org-agenda-filter-by-top-category)

(defun org-find-top-category (&optional pos)
    (with-current-buffer (if pos (marker-buffer pos) (current-buffer))
     (if pos (goto-char pos))
     ;; Skip up to the topmost parent
     (while (ignore-errors (outline-up-heading 1) t))
       (nth 4 (org-heading-components))))))

(defvar org-agenda-filtered-by-top-category nil)

(defun org-agenda-filter-by-top-category (strip)
  "Keep only those lines in the agenda buffer that have a specific category.
The category is that of the current line."
  (interactive "P")
  (if org-agenda-filtered-by-top-category
        (setq org-agenda-filtered-by-top-category nil)
    (let ((cat (org-find-top-category (org-get-at-bol 'org-hd-marker))))
      (if cat (org-agenda-filter-top-category-apply cat)
        (error "No top-level category at point")))))

(defun org-agenda-filter-top-category-apply (category)
  "Set FILTER as the new agenda filter and apply it."
    (goto-char (point-min))
    (while (not (eobp))
      (let* ((pos (org-get-at-bol 'org-hd-marker))
             (topcat (and pos (org-find-top-category pos))))
        (if (and topcat (not (string= category topcat)))
            (org-agenda-filter-hide-line 'category)))
      (beginning-of-line 2)))
  (if (get-char-property (point) 'invisible)
  (setq org-agenda-filtered-by-top-category t))

             reply	other threads:[~2012-04-04 20:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-04-04 20:38 John Wiegley [this message]
2012-04-10 20:42 ` Filtering agenda by the "top" category Bastien

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