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Re: [vile] Can one ^X! direct into text being edited somehow?

From: Chris Green
Subject: Re: [vile] Can one ^X! direct into text being edited somehow?
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 15:53:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 09:36:45AM -0400, Paul Fox wrote:
>  > OK, same problem with my ":r ...." solution as well of course.
>  > 
>  > So, I want to create a command which will get the date without any new
>  > lines, it seems the way to do this will be to create a store-procedure
> i just realized i have that in my .vilerc -- just have never really used
> it.  you can see that it cheats, with regard to the newline thing:  (the
> "day" command prints a formatted date.)
>     store-procedure insert-day
>           insert-string "\n\n"
>           previous-line
>           filter-til goto-eol "day"
>           previous-line
>           join-lines
>           join-lines
>     ~endm
>     bind-key insert-day M-d
Does that 'filter-til goto-eol "day"' actually insert the text sent to
stdout by the "day" command or am I misunderstanding what's going on.

>  > which gets the date in the format I want and then to call this with a
>  > map! key.
>  > 
>  > The only bit I can't see how to do is to get the output of a command
>  > into a string in the store-procedure.  How does one do the equivalent of
>  > a shell sequence like "dt=`date +%Y-%m-%d` in a store-procedure?
> i thought there was a way, but i'm not finding it.
> i know you're asking a more general question, but there's also the
> the &date function:
>    | &date       | 2    | format 2nd param with 1st, like strftime.        |
Yes, I'd found that and it would satisfy some of what I want.  However I
also want to be able to pop up a calendar widget and select a date to
insert from that.

Chris Green

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