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Re: [O] [code] Small elisp snippet to search among toplevel headlines in

From: Leo Alekseyev
Subject: Re: [O] [code] Small elisp snippet to search among toplevel headlines in a file
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 00:46:33 -0600

Another possible way to do it might be to create a wrapper around
org-goto with alternative interface where you set org-goto-max-level
to 1.  I've been using org-goto (alt. interface) with ido mode for a
while, and it's great (although I haven't tried restricting headlines
to just the top level).

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Jude DaShiell <address@hidden> wrote:
> Another possible idea may be to write project titles in bold while on
> headlines.  That way all you need search for is the beginning of a line
> followed by a single * followed by a blank followed by the opening mark
> for bolding and if this is only done with project titles you got yourself
> an index.On Sat, 4 Feb 2012, Marc-Oliver Ihm wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have one big org-file for a lot of smaller projects,
>> each of them represented by a toplevel item.
>> And I have difficulties finding them quickly:
>> In most cases I know a buzzword from the headline;
>> however, if I do a search-forward I normally find
>> some other text within the body of an unrelated project
>> further above in the file; and only after several
>> repetitions of search I find the toplevel heading
>> (i.e. the project) I was looking for.
>> To make it easier to search only among toplevel headings
>> (i.e. among the the titles of my projects),
>> I wrote this small piece of elisp,
>> which lives in my initialization-file (e.g. .emacs):
>> (define-key org-mode-map
>>   [(f11)]
>>   (lambda () (interactive)
>>     (progn
>>       (occur (concat "^\\* .*"
>>                      (read-from-minibuffer
>>                       "Occur for toplevel headlines containing: "))
>>              nil)
>>       (pop-to-buffer "*Occur*")
>>       (use-local-map (copy-keymap (current-local-map)))
>>       (local-set-key (kbd "RET")
>>                      (lambda () (interactive)
>>                        (progn
>>                          (occur-mode-goto-occurrence)
>>                          (delete-other-windows)))))))
>> To find a project I just press f11 (please choose your own key) and
>> enter a keyword to do an occur for this keyword. Normally several toplevel
>> headings are found and the right one is chosen by typing return.
>> I hope, that someone might find this useful too.
>> with kind regards, Marc-Oliver Ihm
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Jude <jdashiel-at-shellworld-dot-net>
> <http://www.shellworld.net/~jdashiel/nj.html>

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