I have a number of parameter files that my code needs as inputs and I would like them all to be in the same org file in different blocks and have them all tangled to different files.

Can I somehow tangle #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE ... #+END_EXAMPLE blocks or some other block type? I tried this which didn't work:

#+BEGIN_EXAMPLE :tangle methanol.rtf

MASS     1 H      1.00800 H ! polar H

Alternatively can I define new languages for org-mode to recognize but not execute?

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Just use fundamental as "language", i.e. replace your example by:

#+BEGIN_SRC fundamental :tangle methanol.rtf

MASS     1 H      1.00800 H ! polar H
  • This doesn't work if I have something in the block that take the form of an org-mode header, I've posted another question emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/19656/…
    – salotz
    Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 20:59
  • org 0.9 this throws an error: org-babel-execute-src-block: No org-babel-execute function for fundamental! any idea?
    – doctorate
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 11:46
  • @doctorate That source code block is not intended to be executed. Don't press C-c C-c on it! The original poster only wants to tangle.
    – Tobias
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 11:50
  • I see, so C-c C-v t.
    – doctorate
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 12:21

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