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Re: enhanced diary mode?
Janusz S. Bień
Re: enhanced diary mode?
09 Nov 2002 20:51:18 +0100
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.90
Thanks to Alan and Edward for answers.
On Wed, 06 Nov 2002 Alan Shutko <address@hidden> wrote:
> address@hidden (Janusz S. Bień) writes:
> > What I am missing most is the possibility to have several diary files:
> > one with professional appointment used at home and at work, one for
> > private purposes kept only at home. Of course, the files should be
> > merged before displaying.
> You should take a look in the elisp manual at the diary customization
> sections. Much of the more-advanced diary tools are described
Placing all this crucial information about diary capabilities in Emacs
Lisp Reference Manual qualifies in my opinion to be reported as a
documentation bug. Here is how the manual proper refers to the section
The command `M-x diary' displays the diary entries for the
current date, independently of the calendar display, and
optionally for the next few days as well; the variable
`number-of-diary-entries' specifies how many days to include.
*Note Customizing the Calendar and Diary: (elisp)Calendar.
Nobody can guess that this is a link to the description of advanced
> Specifically, under Fancy Diary Display it mentions the
> ability to use #include "filename" to include a diary file.
That is what I have been loooking for.
> If you hit i d in the calendar it'll still go into the main file, but
> you can then move things around to suit. I have a main diary file,
> one where I move historical stuff, and a third for all the cyclic
> things like anniversaries.
Thanks for the hint.
On 06 Nov 2002 address@hidden (Edward M. Reingold) wrote:
> The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
> that has been posted to gnu.emacs.help as well.
> >>>>> "JS=" == Janusz S =?iso-8859-2?q?Bie=F1?= <address@hidden> writes:
> JS=> What I am missing most is the possibility to have several diary
> JS=> files: one with professional appointment used at home and at work,
> JS=> one for private purposes kept only at home. Of course, the files
> JS=> should be merged before displaying.
> Multiple diary files are supported in three ways: the #include mechanism, the
> setting of `diary-file', and the `D' command in the calendar.
I was aware of `diary-file' but considered it too cumbersome for the
purpose, I forgot about `D' but I consider it also too cumbersome.
dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
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Diary Usage Poll (WAS) Re: enhanced diary mode?, Galen Boyer, 2002/11/03