In many case, I often wants to send a org-mode subtree to certain file, at certain headline. Here is an example workflow of such todo:

Let's say I capture any todos to inbox.org first, as many todos occur asynchrounously, those pops into my mind. Later, I view them in the agenda file, and start dispatching them into more adequate org file, at adequate headline (e.g. projecta.org, * todo heading)

I wondered if I can achieve this in a existing elisp. In more systematical description, I imagine it to be like an org-capture, but it does not create a new entry; it sends current subtree to the whatever defined destination.

Is there any such feature?

  • Have you already looked at org-refile and customizing org-refile-targets and/or org-refile-use-outline-path? If so, please distinguish how what you seek is different.
    – lawlist
    Oct 14, 2016 at 15:35

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It turned out that, org-refile C-c C-w is what I wanted.

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