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Re: [O] [PATCH] org-capture, removing whitespace from new captures

From: Olaf Dietsche
Subject: Re: [O] [PATCH] org-capture, removing whitespace from new captures
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:59:17 +0200
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Paul <address@hidden> writes:

> # address@hidden, Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:44:07 +1000:
>> address@hidden writes:
>> > I found myself manually "cleaning" most CAPTURE buffers of whitespace
>> > prior to committing them with C-c C-c.  The attached patch adds a new
>> > property :whitespace-cleanup to the org-capture-templates.
>> Thanks for pointing to whitespace-cleanup, I've done this manually
>> cleaning as well.
> My pleasure.  I just had it pointed out to me a couple of days ago!
>> You could use org-capture-before-finalize-hook for this:
>> (add-hook 'org-capture-before-finalize-hook 'whitespace-cleanup)
> In fact adding whitespace-cleanup to org-capture-before-finalize-hook
> was what I tried first, but it didn't do what I wanted.  This hook is
> called _after_ the buffer is widened - making whitespace-cleanup
> operate on the _entire_ buffer, not just the newly added capture.
> I believe the patch is still required - I should have explained
> org-capture-before-finalize-hook's behaviour more explicitly in my
> original submission.
> Further to this, can anybody suggest a better documentation string for
> org-capture-before-finalize-hook?  (Preferably in tandem with my
> proposed patch.)  Currently it is:
>     Hook that is run right before a capture process is finalized.
>     The capture buffer is still current when this hook runs.
> I feel the "finalized" part is somewhat ambiguous.  What it means is
> "after the capture buffer is widened, and before it is saved".  I
> expected it to mean "BEFORE the capture buffer is widened".
> Maybe:
>     Hook that is run after the capture buffer is widened and prior to
>     being finalized.  The capture buffer is still current when this
>     hook runs.

Thanks again for this explanation. I haven't noticed this. For me this
isn't bad though, since I capture everything into an inbox.org.

Regards, Olaf

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