[Howm-eng 39] Re: Newbie...
khi at users.sourceforge.jp
khi at users.sourceforge.jp
Hi, welcome :-) At Sat, 5 Apr 2008 02:00:27 +0200, Xavier Maillard wrote: > 1. how can I extract a mail and turn it into a howm note with the > note title being the mail's message ? No way at present. A new code is required for it. Would you give me a concrete example? [related features] (1) snap.el supports Gnus and Wanderlust. http://howm.sourceforge.jp/a/snap.el (2) When you create a new note, the selected string is inserted as its default content if you set the following variable. (setq howm-content-from-region t) or (setq howm-content-from-region 1) In the latter case, the string is inserted as a title when the selected region is one line. You have to set transient-mark-mode to use this feature in both cases. (setq transient-mark-mode t) > 2. how can I simply encrypt my notes ? (not all but on a note > basis) I think it is not easy. (1) How can we achieve encryption and efficient search at once? (2) It is not special to howm; an independent package for encryption will be a better approach. (past discussion in Japanese) http://howm.sourceforge.jp/cgi-bin/hiki/hiki.cgi?Encryption By the way, howm has a joke feature "rot13". :p ;; (1) mkdir ~/r13 ;; (2) M-x yarot13-find-file RET ~/r13/xxx.howm RET ;; (3) Write anything, and C-c C-c to save it with rot13. ;; You can search and edit such notes seamlessly in howm. ;; Type C-c C-c to save them after modification. (setq howm-search-path (list (howm-make-folder:rot13dir "~/r13"))) (howm-toggle-search-other-dir 1) > 3. can I embed local-vars inside a note ? (as to achieve point 2) Do you mean something like this? Local variables: make-backup-files: nil transient-mark-mode: t End: Note that all howm's variables are marked as risky-local-variable by default for safety. You need to clear it explicitly as below if you want to embed local variables: (put 'howm-auto-narrow 'risky-local-variable nil) > Latest question: > > how do you use howm mode in real life ? Do you take small notes > or big notes ? What strategy are you using to "organise" them ? > Are there any GTD or cyberpocket user around ? How do you > (over)use goto-link and come-from links ? I'll show some random tips, though they are not direct answers for your question. Some users combine org-mode and howm. It is possible because howm is a minor mode. ;; from http://howm.sourceforge.jp/cgi-bin/hiki/hiki.cgi?OrgMode (require 'org) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'howm-mode) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.howm$" . org-mode)) (setq howm-view-title-header "*") ;; *BEFORE* loading howm! (setq howm-prefix "\C-z") ;; change howm bindings from "C-c ," to "C-z" External grep command makes howm much faster. (setq howm-view-use-grep t) But too many notes and too long notes are impractical anyway. I like "one file for one day" rather than the default "one file for one note", with an experimental feature for search-in-result. (setq howm-file-name-format "%Y/%Y_%m_%d.rd") ;; I use RD format. (setq howm-view-search-in-result-correctly t) ;; be aware of paragraph See here for RD format. http://lists.sourceforge.jp/mailman/archives/howm-eng/2005/000014.html I rarely write titles for my notes; they are not necessary. The latest beta version of howm-mode is always available at here. http://howm.sourceforge.jp/a/howm-test.tar.gz -- khi at users.sourceforge.jp
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