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On 10/06/12 14:39, Éibhear wrote:
>> On my Nokia N900 (yes, still have it, and still love it...), I use
> emacs' org-mode heavily. If we enter a web address into the org
> file in the correct format (e.g. [[http://www.linux.ie/][ILUG]]),
> it's represented in org-mode as a clickable link. When tapped, it
> launches the web browser and goes to the address.
>> At the same time, the browser has a handler for the "tel:"
> protocol (e.g. "<a href="tel:1890365365">Banking 365</a>"), which
> launches the 'phone dialler. By tapping on the link in the web
> browser, we're presented with the 'phone dialler with the number
> pre-filled in. All that's left to do is to tap on the "Call"
>> Looking at http://wiki.maemo.org/Phone_control, I know the DBUS
> command for launching the 'phone dialler with a number pre-filled.
>> What I can't find, though, is documentation on setting up a new
> protocol handler for org-mode, or a description by anyone else on
> setting up org-mode on the N900 to correctly handle "tel:" links
> (e.g. "[[tel:1890365365][Banking 365]]").
>> Any suggestions?
Following Brendan's suggestion, here's what I ended up doing:
* I created a function that is loaded at init-time (i.e. sourced
through .emacs) as follows:
(defun N900-dial-number (the-number)
"To send a number to the N900's 'phone application to dial it"
(concat "dbus-send --type=method_call "
"string:\"tel:" the-number "\""
* I customised org-link-abbrev-alist to include
("tel" . "elisp:(N900-dial-number \"%s\")")
as an entry to abbreviate "tel:" references.
Now I can add "links" into my org-mode files of the format
[[tel:1890365365][Banking365]], and emacs will ask me to confirm this,
and when I tap "yes", then I'll get the dialler with the number
The request for confirmation is a security measure to prevent
executable links in org-mode being maliciously placed into the file
and hidden (e.g. [[shell:rm -rf /*][ILUG website]]), and this is fine
with me. It can be customised away, though.
Aside from Brendan's suggestion (which I should have thought of
myself!), all the information for the above came from chapter 4
(Hyperlinks) from the org-mode manual (http://orgmode.org/org.pdf).
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