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There are many ways to add stuff to the mode line. One way is to define a global minor-mode and a global string variable, register the variable in mode-line-format when the minor mode is active. Run your Python code with a timer and write the result to the string variable and call force-mode-line-update for all windows afterwards. The following Elisp code ...


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You want to append data to global-mode-string 1. (add-to-list 'global-mode-string '(:eval (myfunc))) The function: (defun myfunc () (setq mystring (shell-command-to-string "myshellcommand"))) where myshellcommand is your python script invocation returning your data string. Now this might stress the system, so instead (run-at-time 0 60 'myfunc) (...


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What Dan said is true. The Modeline is already very populated and showing the outline path there overfloods it. Alternatively you could also use the header line: (defvar-local org+-header-line-format nil "Cons with position of last synchronization of outline path and the header line string.") (defun org+-list-mapconcat (fun list separator) "Replace ...


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