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[Orgmode] org-batch-agenda lock problem

From: Angus Gibson
Subject: [Orgmode] org-batch-agenda lock problem
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 20:40:26 +1000

I am a recent convert to org-mode, and the ability to export the agenda is very useful. Currently I have a script that runs every 10 seconds or so that calls:

emacs -batch -l ~/.emacs -eval '(org-batch-agenda "a" org-agenda-ndays 1)' 2>/dev/null

In order to put the agenda items on my desktop. This works fine, until I start to edit the org file. From what I have gathered, this causes a lock to be placed, and org-batch-agenda has a collision with this lock, resulting in no output because it's trying to output the message about resolving the collision. Obviously this isn't very useful, so I was wondering why org-batch-agenda would have to modify the file, or possibly the easiest way to resolve this (I'm not amazing with Emacs).


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