xmonad-contrib-0.11.3: Third party extensions for xmonad

Safe HaskellNone




A prompt for appending a single line of text to a file. Useful for keeping a file of notes, things to remember for later, and so on--- using a keybinding, you can write things down just about as quickly as you think of them, so it doesn't have to interrupt whatever else you're doing.

Who knows, it might be useful for other purposes as well!



You can use this module by importing it, along with XMonad.Prompt, into your ~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs file:

 import XMonad.Prompt
 import XMonad.Prompt.AppendFile

and adding an appropriate keybinding, for example:

  , ((modm .|. controlMask, xK_n), appendFilePrompt defaultXPConfig "/home/me/NOTES")

Additional notes can be added via regular Haskell or XMonad functions; for example, to preface notes with the time they were made, one could write a binding like

 ,  ((modm .|. controlMask, xK_n), do
            spawn ("date>>"++"/home/me/NOTES")
            appendFilePrompt defaultXPConfig "/home/me/NOTES"

(Put the spawn on the line after the prompt to append the time instead.)

For detailed instructions on editing your key bindings, see XMonad.Doc.Extending.

appendFilePrompt :: XPConfig -> FilePath -> X ()Source

Given an XPrompt configuration and a file path, prompt the user for a line of text, and append it to the given file.