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From: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org-capture-templates: %date is too long
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 07:37:22 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zgzizm2d.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87ft1ay8f0.fsf@mat.ucm.es>

Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es> writes:

>>>> "RP" == Robert Pluim <rpluim@gmail.com> writes:
>    >>>>>> On Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:22:21 +0100, Uwe Brauer <oub@mat.ucm.es> said:
>    Uwe> Sorry, you misunderstood me, this time string, inserts the time string,
>    Uwe> when I execute the capture, but I want to extract the time string, when
>    Uwe> the message was received. This is why I used
>    Uwe> %:date
>    Uwe> in my first attempt, that works but inserts
>    Uwe> Tue, 2 Mar 2021 19:35:03 +0100
>    Uwe> Which I find way too long.
>    Uwe> Just
>    Uwe> Tue, 2 Mar 2021
>    Uwe> Would be fine or 02.03.2021
>    Uwe> But not the hour, seconds etc
>    > It looks like the %:date handling respects the
>    > 'org-time-stamp-formats' variable, so if you can arrange for that to
>    > be let-bound appropriately during the capture process, it might do the
>    > right thing.
> Hm that variable is set to
> Its value is ("<%Y-%m-%d %a>" . "<%Y-%m-%d %a %H:%M>")
> So if I call with a prefix it inserts
> <2021-03-04 jue 21:19>
> But nothing like +0100
> I am not acquainted with let-bound (only with let)
> So are you saying I should may use defadvice to modify org-capture?

Capture templates allow inclusion of an arbitrary elisp expression with
%(EXP). You could try defining an elisp function which accepts %:date as
an argument (i.e. a string arg) and formats it using normal elisp date/time functions and
returns the result as a string and then call that function within your

Tim Cross

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-04 20:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-04  9:22 org-capture-templates: %date is too long Uwe Brauer
2021-03-04 11:57 ` Alberto AP
2021-03-04 14:22   ` Uwe Brauer
2021-03-04 17:06     ` Robert Pluim
2021-03-04 20:24       ` Uwe Brauer
2021-03-04 20:37         ` Tim Cross [this message]
2021-03-05  7:32           ` Uwe Brauer
2021-03-09 15:21         ` Robert Pluim
2021-03-12 15:58           ` Uwe Brauer
2021-03-12 16:36             ` Robert Pluim

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