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;;; smart-todo.el --- makes it easier to quickly add todos
;; Copyrigth (C) 2011 Galin Yordanov
;; Author: Galin Yordanov <gyordanov(at)>
;; Version: 0.1
;; URL:
;; This file is *NOT* part of GNU Emacs.
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;; WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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;;; Description:
;; I love org-mode but keeping my todo list separated for each project was pain ... also i needed to add
;; task fast like taskwarrior, so here is a tiny extension that does that for me
;;; Installation:
;; To use smart-todo.el, put it in your load-path and add
;; the following to your .emacs
;; (require 'smart-todo)
;;; Configuration:
;; configure your projects like this
;; (setq smart-todo-project-dir "/full/path/to/the/root/org-directory/")
;; (setq smart-todo-projects (quote (
;; ("Work/company/project_a" . "project_a")
;; ("Work/someone_else/project_c" . "project_c")
;; ("Work/third/newproj" . "newproj")
;; ("Work/github/smart-todo.el" . "smart-todo")
;; )))
;; what this few lines will do:
;; * when you cann smart-todo it will examine the current buffer path, if the match matches any of the paths on the
;; smart-todo-projects alist - it will use that project. for example /home/user/Work/github/smart-todo.el/README will save the todo in
;; /full/path/to/the/root/org-directory/
;; * if it cannot match any known path it will prompt for project name
;; * you can also include due date in the todo body in a format like d:{NUM}[w|d] ... like:
;; - d:1d - will have due date in 1 day
;; - d:4d - will have due date in 4 days
;; - d:2w - will have due date in 2 weeks
;; you can also bind a key for easy access
;; (define-key global-map [f11] 'smart-todo)
;; * if the buffer is open we do clean the empty lines, try to do the same stuff while saving to a file that is not opened
(defgroup smart-todo nil
"Smart todo for org-mode."
:link '(emacs-library-link :tag "Source Lisp File" "smart-todo.el")
:group 'general
:prefix "smart-todo")
(defcustom smart-todo-project-dir "/tmp/"
"Base directory where we will save the org files"
:type 'directory
:group 'smart-todo)
(defcustom smart-todo-projects nil
"Key-value pairs where the key is a simple string/regex and the value is project name,\n if the regex matches the current buffer path, the project will be used, if not the user will be prompted for a project\nMake sure you use double-quotes for both key and value"
:type 'alist
:group 'smart-todo)
(defun append-string-to-file (string file)
(insert string)
(when (file-writable-p file)
(write-region (point-min)
file t))))
(defun smart-todo-project-search ()
(assoc-default buffer-file-name smart-todo-projects (lambda (c k)
(string-match c k)
(defun smart-todo-guess-project ()
(let ((found (smart-todo-project-search)))
(if found
(read-from-minibuffer "Project: ")))
(defun smart-todo-append-to-buffer (buf body)
(let ((old_buff (current-buffer)))
(set-buffer buf)
(goto-char (point-max))
(goto-char (point-max))
(insert body)
(save-some-buffers 1 (lambda() (if (eq (current-buffer) buf) t nil)))
(set-buffer old_buff)
(defun smart-todo-parse-due-data-helper-day (str period)
(let ((dtime (seconds-to-time (+ (float-time) (* (string-to-number period) 86400)))))
(list str (format-time-string "\n DEADLINE: <%Y-%m-%d %a>\n" dtime))
(defun smart-todo-parse-due-data-helper-week (str period)
(let ((dtime (seconds-to-time (+ (float-time) (* (string-to-number period) 86400 7)))))
(list str (format-time-string "\n DEADLINE: <%Y-%m-%d %a>\n" dtime))
(defun smart-todo-parse-due-data-helper (str)
(let (
(num (match-string 1 str))
(period (match-string 2 str))
(newstr (replace-regexp-in-string "\\(\sd:[0-9]+\\)[dw]+" "" str))
(if (equal period "d")
(smart-todo-parse-due-data-helper-day newstr num)
(smart-todo-parse-due-data-helper-week newstr num)
(defun smart-todo-parse-due-date (str)
(if (string-match "d:\\([0-9]+\\)\\([dw]+\\)" str)
(smart-todo-parse-due-data-helper str)
(list str "\n"))
(defun smart-todo-insert-current-file()
(if buffer-file-name
(concat "\t \[\[file:" buffer-file-name "::" (number-to-string (point)) "\]\]\n")
(defun smart-todo-append-to-project (prj)
(let* (
(txt (read-from-minibuffer (concat "Todo [" prj "]: ")))
(file (concat smart-todo-project-dir prj ".org"))
(body (concat "* TODO " (mapconcat 'identity (smart-todo-parse-due-date txt) "") (smart-todo-insert-current-file)))
(todo_buff (get-file-buffer file))
(if todo_buff
(smart-todo-append-to-buffer todo_buff body)
(append-string-to-file (concat "\n" body) file))
(defun smart-todo-ask-for-project ()
;; (message "ask for it")
(smart-todo-append-to-project (read-from-minibuffer "Project: "))
(defun smart-todo ()
"Add a smart todo if the todo contains text like d:1d d:2w the todo will have a deadline in 1 day or 2 weeks"
(if buffer-file-name
(provide 'smart-todo)