Subject: using org-mode and screen
Date: Sunday 27th January 2008 23:41:36 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Hi everyone, I use org-mode religiously these days. I blogged about my use here ( http://technical-dresese.blogspot.com/2007/08/org-mode.html) (please excuse the fact that when I wrote this I didn't know about the existing org-mode functionality to jump to the current clock). I generally have a problem of integrating the work I do in the shell with the tasks in org-mode. Plus, I often need access to the shells at home I started from work. I thought I'd combine these problems into a little org-mode extension that ties screen and org-mode together, via ansi-term. For these to work, you have to load ansi-term, which my hack is based on. If there's enough interest, I'll make a real .el file out of this. The general idea is that you start a task in which all the work will take place in a shell. This usually is not a leaf-task for me, but usually the parent of a leaf task. From a task in your org-file, M-x ash-org-screen will prompt for the name of a session. Give it a name, and it will insert a link. Open the link at any time to go the screen session containing your work! It works pretty well for me. The only problem is that I often run emacs in a screen session itself, and I can never get scrolling to work right in screen-in-screen. (defun ash-org-screen-buffer-name (name) "Returns the buffer name corresponding to the screen name given." (concat "*screen " name "*")) (defun ash-org-screen-helper (name arg) ;; Pick the name of the new buffer. (let ((term-ansi-buffer-name (generate-new-buffer-name (ash-org-screen-buffer-name name)))) (setq term-ansi-buffer-name (term-ansi-make-term term-ansi-buffer-name "/usr/bin/screen" nil arg name)) (set-buffer term-ansi-buffer-name) (term-mode) (term-char-mode) (term-set-escape-char ?\C-x) term-ansi-buffer-name)) (defun ash-org-screen (name) "Start a screen session with name" (interactive "MScreen name: ") (save-excursion (ash-org-screen-helper name "-S")) (insert-string (concat "[[screen:" name "]]"))) And don't forget to add ("screen" . "elisp:(ash-org-goto-screen \"%s\")") to org-link-abbrev-alist.