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[Orgmode] Re: Customizing agenda line format

From: Matt Lundin
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Customizing agenda line format
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:16:12 -0400
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Norbert Zeh <address@hidden> writes:

> Matt Lundin [2010.09.13 1512 -0400]:
>> Norbert Zeh <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Is there a way to freely customize the format of lines in the weekly
>> > agenda or todo list.  
>> ...
>> > I have a bunch of todo items that have a special todo state, say SPECIAL.
>> > I don't want those included in my weekly agenda, but rather have a block
>> > agenda where one of the blocks lists all todo items with todo state
>> > SPECIAL.  Clearly, since this block includes only items that are
>> > SPECIAL, listing this tag at the beginning of each entry's line is
>> > redundant information.  So I'd like to remove the TODO state.  For
>> > example, the org file entry
>> >
>> > * SPECIAL Call mom
>> >
>> > should appear simply as
>> >
>> > Call mom
>> >
>> > in that block of my agenda.  Can this be done?  
>> Check out the variable org-agenda-todo-keyword-format. 
>> E.g.,
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>> (setq org-agenda-custom-commands
>>       '(("x" "Special" todo "SPECIAL"
>>            ((org-agenda-todo-keyword-format "")))))
>> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>> The variable org-agenda-prefix-format might also be of interest.
> Well, I tried setting org-agenda-todo-keyword-format to "%0s", which
> didn't work, but I didn't think about the above.  So I tried this now.
> It does remove the todo keyword, but it does only that.  In particular,
> there is now a space at the beginning of each line, which I assume is
> simply the space in the headline that succeeds the todo keyword.  Any
> way of getting rid of that?  Thanks for the pointer so far.

The information at the beginning of the line is controlled by
org-agenda-prefix-format. What is the value of org-agenda-prefix-format
on your machine?

What happens if you set org-agenda-prefix-format to "" in the command


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