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From: Nick Dokos <nicholas.dokos@hp.com>
To: Arun Persaud <apersaud@lbl.gov>
Cc: Org Mode Mailing List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: agenda question about representing items
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:38:38 -0500
Message-ID: <3457.1358915918@alphaville> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Message from Arun Persaud <apersaud@lbl.gov> of "Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:57:29 PST." <50FF5FA9.40203@lbl.gov>

Arun Persaud <apersaud@lbl.gov> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> many of my projects have the following form:
> 
> * project name
> ** subtask
> *** TODO item1
>   SCHEDULED: <timestamp>
> 
> sometimes it looks like
> 
> * project name
> ** subtask
> *** TODO item2 [1/3]
>   - [X] task1
>   - [ ] task2
>   - [ ] task3
>   SCHEDULED: <timestamp>
> 
> currently my agenda view shows something like
> 
> <filename>: <time> TODO <text next to TODO item in file> <tags>
> 
> e.g.
> home: Scheduled: TODO look into customize agenda views
> 
> I'm wondering if it is possible to customize this, so that it will
> display something like the following:
> 
> <filename>: <time> projectname->subtask->TODO look into customize agenda
> views
> 
> that is adding some breadcrumbs in front of the item to make it clearer
> what the context of the TODO item is.
> 

org-agenda-prefix-format can probably be adjusted to do some of this.
In particular, %t can deal with the timestamp and %(expression) can
evaluate a lisp expression: all you need to do is write a function to
get the pieces you want.

> For the second kind of items it would be nice to see something like this
> in the agenda:
> 
> <filename>: <time> projectname->subtask->TODO item2 -> task2
> 
> e.g. also add the next item in the list that needs to be done.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 

I don't know how to do this or even if it is possible without mucking
around with the code. But if history is any guide, it's probably
possible :-)

Nick

  reply	other threads:[~2013-01-23  4:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-01-23  3:57 Arun Persaud
2013-01-23  4:38 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2013-01-23 14:04 ` Karl Voit
2013-01-23 23:28   ` agenda question about representing items [PATCH] Arun Persaud
2013-01-24 15:46     ` Bastien

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