[Remind-Fans] rem preparser, etc

tsr.offentlig at tsr.se tsr.offentlig at tsr.se
Mon Jun 28 17:16:01 EDT 2010


So, I found remind and it does almost what I want, now I've become
greedy, I want it to do exactly what I want and also find other similar
tools to manage contacts and todos. I hope you can help :)

I wonder if you all can give some help/critique on the following ideas:

* Automatic reminder parsing:
- using inotify [1] or something similar track all files (that are
  not .rem-files) in a specific filetree. Whenever a file in this
  filetree is modified or created it is parsed for REM-lines.
- The found REM-lines are then written to a file with the same name
  name but with the .rem-extension (overwritten every time).
- have remind walk the filetree (or maybe using inotify again update
  the ~/.reminders-file)

* Managing todos:
I am aware on how to use remind to manage free-floating todos, but I
wonder if there is any simple way to single out items that are todos
and not appointments (or other timely things)?

* Managing contacts
Is there a similar tool like remind for contacts?

* A reminder tag
What is it really? Can I use multiple tags for one reminder in some
clever way (except defining them in the MSG)? 

(I'm trying to build a tag based mostly plain-text system to manage
events, todos, contacts, notes, bookmarks, etc. One core feature I am
looking for is the ability to tag data with multiple tags to narrow
down the remaining set.)

Ok, I am sorry if this is too much OT, just let me know and I'll
refrain from similar posts in the future.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inotify

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