enhancement: keybindings to navigate to header fields #20

titaniumbones opened this Issue Nov 1, 2010 · 5 comments


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it would be nice to be able to navigate directly to the title, category, etc. headers in an org2blog buffer. something similar is done by the ancient post.el mode i used to use with mutt:

(defun header-position-on-value ()
"Go to the start of the value part of a header."
(skip-chars-forward "-A-Za-z0-9:")
;; XXX - Should make sure we stay on line.

(defun header-goto-field (field)
"Go to FIELD of a header."
(let ((case-fold-search t))
(goto-char (point-min))
(when (re-search-forward (concat "^($|" field ": )"))
(if (looking-at "^$")
(insert-string field ": \n")
(forward-char -1))

(defmacro define-header-goto (name header)
"Define functions called NAME to go to HEADER."
`(defun ,name ()
,(concat "Position the cursor on the " header ": header.")
(header-goto-field ,header)))

(define-header-goto header-goto-to "To")
(define-header-goto header-goto-cc "Cc")
(define-header-goto header-goto-fcc "Fcc")
(define-header-goto header-goto-summary "Summary")
(define-header-goto header-goto-keywords "Keywords")
(define-header-goto header-goto-subject "Subject")
(define-header-goto header-goto-bcc "Bcc")
(define-header-goto header-goto-reply-to "Reply-To")
(define-header-goto header-goto-from "From")

(define-header-goto header-goto-organization "Organization")

my regex parsing is poor esp. in lisp but something like this shd work i think:

  •  (when (re-search-forward (concat "^\($\|" field ": \)"))
  •  (when (re-search-forward (concat "^\($\|+#" field ": \)"))

& then define appropriate functions and keybindings -- i'm not sure, what do you think would be good values for the latter?

as i say, wishlist only.


Thanks for the idea. I like it.
Do you think it would be nice to propose this for org-mode? (Org-mode already has completion for the headers with M-TAB and this works in org2blog, too obviously)


hmm, that does sound like good idea. if i haven't proposed this on the list in 2 weeks get back to me? I'm a bit strung out writing a grant proposal till the 23rd. thanks, best,


Ok! Sounds good!


Just a reminder. :)


Closing as won't fix for now.
Feel free to re-open, though.

@punchagan punchagan closed this May 26, 2014
@punchagan punchagan added the wont-fix label May 29, 2014
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