App::ListOrgAnniversaries - List all anniversaries in Org files


This document describes version 0.481 of App::ListOrgAnniversaries (from Perl distribution App-OrgUtils), released on 2020-10-14.


 # See list-org-anniversaries script




 list_org_anniversaries(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]

List all anniversaries in Org files.

This function expects contacts in the following format:

 * First last                              :office:friend:
   :BIRTHDAY:     1900-06-07
   :OTHERFIELD:   ...


 * Some name                               :office:
   - birthday   :: [1900-06-07 ]
   - email      ::
   - otherfield :: ...

Using PROPERTIES, dates currently must be specified in "YYYY-MM-DD" format. Other format will be supported in the future. Using description list, dates can be specified using normal Org timestamps (repeaters and warning periods will be ignored).

By convention, if year is '1900' it is assumed to mean year is not specified.

By default, all contacts' anniversaries will be listed. You can filter contacts using tags ('has_tags' and 'lacks_tags' options), or by 'due_in' and 'max_overdue' options (due_in=14 and max_overdue=7 is what I commonly use in my startup script).

If you have acted on someone's birthday or anniversary, you can add another field with name: the anniversary field + " reminded" (this is customizable using the options reminded_field_pattern). For example:

 * First last                              :office:friend:
   :BIRTHDAY:     1900-06-07
   :BIRTHDAY_REMINDED:  2020-06-08
   :OTHERFIELD:   ...


 * Some name                               :office:
   - birthday   :: [1900-06-07 ]
   - birthday reminded :: [2020-06-09]
   - email      ::
   - otherfield :: ...

and the reminder will not be shown again.

This function is not exported by default, but exportable.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • due_in => int

    Only show anniversaries that are due in this number of days.

  • field_pattern => re (default: qr((?:birthday|anniversary))i)

    Regex for fields that specify anniversaries.

  • files* => array[filename]

  • has_tags => array[str]

    Filter headlines that have the specified tags.

  • lacks_tags => array[str]

    Filter headlines that don't have the specified tags.

  • max_overdue => int

    Don't show dates that are overdue more than this number of days.

  • reminded_field_pattern => re (default: qr(reminded)i)

  • reminded_suffix => str (default: " reminded")

  • sort => str|code (default: "due_date")

    Specify sorting.

    If string, must be one of 'date', '-date' (descending).

    If code, sorting code will get [REC, DUE_DATE] as the items to compare, where REC is the final record that will be returned as final result (can be a string or a hash, if 'detail' is enabled), and DUE_DATE is the DateTime object.

  • time_zone => date::tz_name

    Will be passed to parser's options.

    If not set, TZ environment variable will be picked as default.

  • today => obj

    Assume today's date.

    You can provide Unix timestamp or DateTime object. If you provide a DateTime object, remember to set the correct time zone.

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.

Return value: (any)


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