How can I get with org-store-link relative path instead of absolute?

I tried M-x customize-variable RET org-store-link, but did not work. Or do I have to customize it anywhere else?

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The variable you need to customize is org-link-file-path-type. It doesn't appear in the org manual, but it's documentation is available via C-h v:

How the path name in file links should be stored.
Valid values are:

  • relative Relative to the current directory, i.e. the directory of the file into which the link is being inserted.
  • absolute Absolute path, if possible with ~ for home directory.
  • noabbrev Absolute path, no abbreviation of home directory.
  • adaptive Use relative path for files in the current directory and sub- directories of it. For other files, use an absolute path.

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