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Re: [Orgmode] iPhone ----> org-mode

From: Brad Bozarth
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] iPhone ----> org-mode
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 01:32:38 -0700

Sure! As I said, it's a hack - it would obviously be better
implemented with one elisp batch script or something, but I was in a
hurry, and it's been working for me.

Reqall is a free app kind of like Jott, if you're familiar with that.
You can phone into it (thus this hack would work with a blackberry or
your friend's landline or any phone, not just the iphone) or use an
iphone or web interface to plop in todos (and various other things,
which I don't use). It can publish your items as an RSS feed. Here's
how voice -> org-mode happens:

I use a cron job every 10 minutes to run get_reqall_tasks.sh
This wget's my reqall RSS feed, runs reqallxml.awk on it (updates my
.org file), and commits and pushes the .org
reqallxml.awk parses the reqall items and saves a flat local DB
(currently just to check for newness of items), doing some simple
formatting on new items and sticking them in my .org file to be
processed later

Pretty simple - it could be cleaner, and filenames and such are
hardcoded, but it should be easy for anyone to fix it up or simply
replace the filenames and formatting to their liking. It's simple ...
but still feels like magic when I press one button on my iPhone in the
car, and what I spoke is sitting in my gtd.org when I get to the
office :) ... tarball of hack attached. Note that my awk is from OS X,
should work on linux as well though (I first got it running on linux,
but had to escape some / characters in a pattern match to get
reqallxml.awk to work on my mac and haven't tested it again on linux).


Attachment: org-reqall.tar.gz
Description: GNU Zip compressed data

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