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Re: [Orgmode] Personal accounting with emacs, org and...?

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Personal accounting with emacs, org and...?
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:30:02 +0100
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On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:06:30 -0700, "Eric Schulte" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:
> > On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 01:26:29 -0500, Russell Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> 
> >> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 01:20:58AM -0500, Marcelo de Moraes Serpa wrote:
> >> > Hey list,
> >> > 
> >> > I was wondering if anyone out there manages his personal accounting
> >> > with org. I never really managed my personal finances, but I think
> >> > it's about time to know where my money comes from and where it is
> >> > going (and where the leaks are :P). I would use something like
> >> > lessaccounting.com, but I would rather integrate it into my
> >> > orgmode-based PIM. Any ideas?
> >> 
> >> I use John Wiegley's Ledger (of Remember fame), which is a CLI tool
> >> that does reporting against plain text files.
> >> 
> >> I do my expense reporting and business accounting in it. Very flexible
> >> and because it is text based, I can use version control and emacs.
> >
> > and, with org-babel, you can place your ledger entries in an org
> > file...  I have a simple ob-ledger implementation which doesn't do
> > tangling yet (as I don't yet know how to provide this level of
> > support) but it does work for single blocks of ledger entries.
> Tangling does not require *any* language specific support.  Since the
> integration of Babel into Org-mode any type of code block should tangle
> just fine.  For example the following minimal org file tangles a code
> block of the fictional /schulte/ language to a file "eric.sh"

Yes, thanks, I figured this out on the way home (the advantage of a
long commute is time to play!) before I got your email.  The tangling
works like a charm.  What's even better is that ability to specify the
tangle property as an org property which only affects code blocks
within a certain heading!  Fantastic.

> It does look like there is fertile ground for Babel<->Ledger
> integration.

Attached is my simple, linux only, org-babel solution and an example
org file which uses it.  Note, I've still not had a chance to look at
the ob-template in Worg so I'm sure my ob-ledger file could be

Thanks again all those who have contributed to babel!


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