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Re: [O] how to customize date export

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] how to customize date export
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:48:50 +0100
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Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:
>> Mirko Vukovic <address@hidden> writes:
>> [...]
>>> Hi Eric,
>>> Thanks for the note.  As it stands now, I cannot
>>> customize these two variables to do what I want, as they accept the
>>> whole time-steamp as argument.  I will enter the dates manually
>>> in the org file for now.
>> I thought as much.  
>> Looking through the code, some of the functions for outputting the time
>> stamps make use of org-translate-time which does allow some
>> customisation of how the dates and times are written out, along the
>> lines of what you were looking at for DATE entries.  Check the
>> documentation for that function.  But it could be I've misunderstood the
>> code...
> Based on Eric's hint, I followed org-translate-time's docstring (and
> references therein) and I came up with this which seems to work (in the
> sense that the dates look like <2014/02/03 Monday> when exported,
> which agrees with the specified format):
> #+STARTUP: customtime
> * foo
> <2014-02-03 Mon>
> # Local Variables:
> # org-time-stamp-custom-formats: ("<%Y/%m/%d %A>" . "<%Y/%m/%d %A %H:%M>")
> # End:
> However, the angle brackets seem to be required.

You could use a filter to get rid of the angle brackets for instance
org-export-filter-timestamp-functions.  There's also parse-time-string
together with the relevant DATE-formatting variables that can be used
to recast the appearance of time.


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