10

org-mode goto last heading in the current tree.

Say This is my org-file, pipe indicates the cursor:

* Top|
** Apple
** Banana
** Cherry
* Middle
** Ape
** Bear
** Cat

I'd like to run a command and have my cursor now be here:

* Top|
** Apple
** Banana
** Cherry|
* Middle
** Ape
** Bear
** Cat
  • 2
    Last heading in the file, or the current tree? – Zavior Nov 9 '14 at 12:23
  • @Zavior Good question. I've clarified the original question. – Alex Baranosky Nov 9 '14 at 13:13
9

There's actually an org-end-of-subtree function, but it's not interactive. You can simply define your own command:

(defun goto-last-heading ()
  (interactive)
  (org-end-of-subtree))
5

Here's a command, based on @itsjeyd's answer, that is robust to the edge case listed in the comment to that answer (that is, when you're on the last heading/subtree):

(defun org-end-of-subtree ()
  (interactive)
  (let ((org-special-ctrl-a/e t))
    (if (condition-case nil
            (outline-forward-same-level 1)
          (error t))
        (progn
          (goto-char (point-max))
          (outline-back-to-heading))
      (outline-previous-visible-heading 1))
    (org-end-of-line 1)))
4

I don't think there's a built-in command for this, but you can easily define one yourself:

(defun org-goto-last-heading-in-tree ()
  (interactive)
  (org-forward-heading-same-level 1)     ; 1. Move to next tree
  (outline-previous-visible-heading 1)   ; 2. Move to last heading in previous tree
  (let ((org-special-ctrl-a/e t))        ; 3. Ignore tags when
    (org-end-of-line)))                  ;    moving to the end of the line

And bind it to a key sequence of your choosing via:

(define-key org-mode-map (kbd "C-c g") 'org-goto-last-heading)
  • this is nice, thanks for sharing, however maybe I need to be clearer in my question. What I really want is to go to the end of the current tree... – Alex Baranosky Nov 9 '14 at 13:11
  • @AlexBaranosky Yes, that was not clear from the way you originally worded the question. Give me a sec to adjust the code... – itsjeyd Nov 9 '14 at 13:12
  • @AlexBaranosky OK, that should do it. Thanks for clarifying your requirements! – itsjeyd Nov 9 '14 at 13:16
  • I'd suggest not using C-c l binding. It is the org mode suggested binding for org-store-link as it is very closely related to org-insert-link (C-c C-l). – Kaushal Modi Nov 9 '14 at 13:59
  • @kaushalmodi Yes, thank you. I adjusted my answer. – itsjeyd Nov 9 '14 at 15:13

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