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From: Arun Persaud <>
Subject: Re: agenda question about representing items [PATCH]
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:28:19 -0800
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thanks everyone for the feedback! With it I managed to use the
%(expression) in org-agenda-prefix-format to show the breadcrumbs. In
case that's useful for other people too, I attached a patch that adds a
%b option to org-agenda-prefix-format to does the same. Would be great,
if this could be included.



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From 2b22b753485bbb522f1f08902bd37c673b241637 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Arun Persaud <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:21:31 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] added option %b to dispaly breadcrumbs in agenda

if org file has the structure

* project
** task1
*** TODO item1

then when using %b in org-agenda-prefix-format will display
project->taks1->TODO item1
 lisp/org-agenda.el | 20 ++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/org-agenda.el b/lisp/org-agenda.el
index f48ff6f..9716345 100644
--- a/lisp/org-agenda.el
+++ b/lisp/org-agenda.el
@@ -1522,6 +1522,7 @@ This format works similar to a printf format, with the following meaning:
   %T   the last tag of the item (ignore inherited tags, which come first)
   %t   the HH:MM time-of-day specification if one applies to the entry
   %s   Scheduling/Deadline information, a short string
+  %b   show breadcrumbs, i.e., the names of the higher levels
   %(expression) Eval EXPRESSION and replace the control string
                 by the result
@@ -6301,6 +6302,9 @@ The flag is set if the currently compiled format contains a `%T'.")
 (defvar org-prefix-has-effort nil
   "A flag, set by `org-compile-prefix-format'.
 The flag is set if the currently compiled format contains a `%e'.")
+(defvar org-prefix-has-breadcrumbs nil
+  "A flag, set by `org-compile-prefix-format'.
+The flag is set if the currently compiled format contains a `%b'.")
 (defvar org-prefix-category-length nil
   "Used by `org-compile-prefix-format' to remember the category field width.")
 (defvar org-prefix-category-max-length nil
@@ -6448,6 +6452,10 @@ Any match of REMOVE-RE will be removed from TXT."
 			 (t ""))
 	      extra (or (and (not habitp) extra) "")
+	      breadcrumbs (let ((m (org-get-at-bol 'org-marker)))
+			     (org-with-point-at m
+			       (let ((s (org-display-outline-path nil nil "->" t)))
+				 (concat s "->"))))
 	      category (if (symbolp category) (symbol-name category) category)
 	      thecategory (copy-sequence category)
 	      level (or level ""))
@@ -6478,6 +6486,7 @@ Any match of REMOVE-RE will be removed from TXT."
 	  'duration duration
 	  'effort effort
 	  'effort-minutes neffort
+	  'breadcrumbs breadcrumbs
 	  'txt txt
 	  'level level
 	  'time time
@@ -6577,7 +6586,8 @@ and stored in the variable `org-prefix-format-compiled'."
   (setq org-prefix-has-time nil
 	org-prefix-has-tag nil
 	org-prefix-category-length nil
-	org-prefix-has-effort nil)
+	org-prefix-has-effort nil
+	org-prefix-has-breadcrumbs nil)
   (let ((s (cond
 	    ((stringp org-agenda-prefix-format)
@@ -6586,11 +6596,11 @@ and stored in the variable `org-prefix-format-compiled'."
 	    (t "  %-12:c%?-12t% s")))
 	(start 0)
 	varform vars var e c f opt)
-    (while (string-match "%\\(\\?\\)?\\([-+]?[0-9.]*\\)\\([ .;,:!?=|/<>]?\\)\\([cltsei]\\|(.+)\\)"
+    (while (string-match "%\\(\\?\\)?\\([-+]?[0-9.]*\\)\\([ .;,:!?=|/<>]?\\)\\([cltseib]\\|(.+)\\)"
 			 s start)
       (setq var (or (cdr (assoc (match-string 4 s)
 				'(("c" . category) ("t" . time) ("l" . level) ("s" . extra)
-				  ("i" . category-icon) ("T" . tag) ("e" . effort))))
+				  ("i" . category-icon) ("T" . tag) ("e" . effort) ("b" . breadcrumbs))))
 	    c (or (match-string 3 s) "")
 	    opt (match-beginning 1)
@@ -6598,6 +6608,7 @@ and stored in the variable `org-prefix-format-compiled'."
       (if (equal var 'time) (setq org-prefix-has-time t))
       (if (equal var 'tag)  (setq org-prefix-has-tag  t))
       (if (equal var 'effort) (setq org-prefix-has-effort t))
+      (if (equal var 'breadcrumbs) (setq org-prefix-has-breadcumbs t))
       (setq f (concat "%" (match-string 2 s) "s"))
       (when (equal var 'category)
 	(setq org-prefix-category-length
@@ -6624,7 +6635,8 @@ and stored in the variable `org-prefix-format-compiled'."
 	     `((org-prefix-has-time ,org-prefix-has-time)
 	       (org-prefix-has-tag ,org-prefix-has-tag)
 	       (org-prefix-category-length ,org-prefix-category-length)
-	       (org-prefix-has-effort ,org-prefix-has-effort))
+	       (org-prefix-has-effort ,org-prefix-has-effort)
+	       (org-prefix-has-has-breadcrumbs ,org-prefix-has-breadcrumbs))
 	     `(format ,s ,@vars))))))
 (defun org-set-sorting-strategy (key)

  reply	other threads:[~2013-01-23 23:28 UTC|newest]

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

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