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I re-defined the function org-archive-subtree to call another function as described in the function below. I did this in spacemacs/user-config, now I can't call org-archive-subtree and C-h v (describe variable) can't find org-archive-subtree anymore. Why does the variable disappear?

(defun org-archive-subtree () (org-archive-subtree-hierarchical) )

Everything I did is described in this post: https://stackoverflow.com/a/35475878/5114384

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  • What variable? In Emacs 26.1 at any rate there is no org-archive-subtree variable in org-archive.el
    – phils
    Nov 5, 2018 at 8:27
  • Yes that is correct, it's not a variable at all so it won't show in describe variable. Running it gives the error "wrong type argument: commandp, org-archive-subtree"
    – Simon
    Nov 5, 2018 at 14:00
  • A function is only a command if it contains an (interactive) form. Only commands can be called with M-x or bound to keys.
    – phils
    Nov 5, 2018 at 19:03

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  1. I did not "remove" defun. You cant look up functions with describe-variable.

  2. I solved it by adding this:

    (setq org-archive-default-command 'org-archive-subtree-hierarchical)

and using C-c C-x C-a instead of spacemacs defaults.

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