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#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys
import os
import getopt
import email.parser
def usage():
print """
Take an RFC-compliant e-mail message on STDIN and add a
corresponding task to the OmniFocus inbox for it.
-h, --help
Display this help text.
-q, --quick-entry
Use the quick entry panel instead of directly creating a task.
-c, --context=context
Use the provided context for the task
def applescript_escape(string):
"""Applescript requires backslashes and double quotes to be escaped in
string. This returns the escaped string.
# Backslashes first (else you end up escaping your escapes)
string = string.replace('\\', '\\\\')
# Then double quotes
string = string.replace('"', '\\"')
return string
def parse_message(raw):
"""Parse a string containing an e-mail and produce a list containing the
significant headers. Each element is a tuple containing the name and
content of the header (list of tuples rather than dictionary to preserve
# Create a Message object
message = email.parser.Parser().parsestr(raw, headersonly=True)
if message.is_multipart():
body = message.get_payload(decode=True)[0]
body = message.get_payload(decode=True)
return {"From": message.get("From"),
"Subject": message.get("Subject"),
"Body": body}
def send_to_omnifocus(params, quickentry=False, context="Email"):
"""Take the list of significant headers and create an OmniFocus inbox item
from these.
# name and note of the task (escaped as per applescript_escape())
name = "%s" % applescript_escape(dict(params)["Subject"])
f = applescript_escape(dict(params)["From"])
b = applescript_escape(dict(params)["Body"])
note = "%s\n%s" % (f, b)
# Write the Applescript
if quickentry:
applescript = """
tell application "OmniFocus"
set theContext to context "%s" of default document
tell default document
tell quick entry
make new inbox task with properties {name: "%s", note:"%s", context:theContext}
select tree 1
set note expanded of tree 1 to true
end tell
end tell
end tell
""" % (context, name, note)
applescript = """
on FindContext(strContext)
tell application "OmniFocus"
tell first document
set oContextList to complete strContext as context maximum matches 1
if (oContextList is {}) then
return context id (id of item 1 of oContextList)
end if
end tell
end tell
end FindContext
tell application "OmniFocus"
set theContext to my FindContext("%s")
tell default document
make new inbox task with properties {name: "%s", note:"%s", context:theContext}
end tell
end tell
""" % (context, name, note)
# Use osascript and a heredoc to run this Applescript
os.system("\n".join(["osascript << EOT", applescript, "EOT"]))
def main():
# Check for options
opts, args = getopt.getopt(sys.argv[1:], "hqc",
["help", "quick-entry", "context="])
except getopt.GetoptError, e:
print e
# If an option was specified, do the right thing
for opt, arg in opts:
if opt in ("-h", "--help"):
elif opt in ("-q", "--quick-entry"):
raw =
send_to_omnifocus(parse_message(raw), quickentry=True)
elif opt in ("-c", "--context"):
raw =
send_to_omnifocus(parse_message(raw), quickentry=False, context=arg)
# Otherwise fall back to standard operation
raw =
send_to_omnifocus(parse_message(raw), quickentry=False)
if __name__ == "__main__":