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Re: [Orgmode] org-agenda-busy-at

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] org-agenda-busy-at
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:56:08 +0200

Hi Austin,

I am afraid this is too much overhead when creating dates.  Org has
some ways to eld scheduling something while you are at the agenda,
where you see the empty spots.

Check out the description of C-c c-x C-k in



- Carsten

On Sep 17, 2008, at 9:05 PM, Austin Frank wrote:

Carsten and other org-folk--

Any chance that it would be possible to query the agenda to see whether
anything is scheduled at a particular time?  The application I have in
mind is scheduling new events with remember templates.  If there's
already something in the agenda for the timestamp I enter in a new
remember entry, I would love to be given the message "There is already
an event scheduled at that time.  Really use this timestamp?"

I could see a further extension of this, such that it allowed different
behavior for different kinds of time stamps.  Something like

(setq org-agenda-busy-warn
 '(active . t)
 '(scheduled . "-1h +1h")
 '(deadline . "+3d"))

would warn you if you tried to add a new timestamp that occurred within
the range of an active timestamp; and would warn you if the new
timestamp were within plus or minus one hour of a timestamp with the
SCHEDULED property; and would also warn you if you tried to add a new
timestamp within three days of a deadline.

"You tried to create a new event with timestamp <2008-10-31
20:00-21:30>.   There is already an entry with timestamp <2008-10-31
20:30-12:00>.  You have an event SCHEDULED at <2008-10-31 19:30>.  You
have a DEADLINE on <2008-11-2>.  Proceed/Edit timestamp/Cancel?"

We could then use a function, org-agenda-busy-at, to check timestamps
included in new remember notes before they get filed.

I don't know whether this kind of information is easily retrievable from
the agenda, or whether it could be stored as the agenda is built.  Is
there someplace in the code that I should look to check into the
feasibility of this idea?  Is it just impossible?  Is it one of those
things where Carsten says a mystical incantation and it's done?


Austin Frank
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