I've got the following code:

#+NAME: example-block1
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.

#+NAME: example-block2
Sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

#+NAME: my-shell-block
#+BEGIN_SRC sh :stdin example-block2

#+CALL: my-shell-block()

Calling the "my-shell-block" with a hardcoded :stdin reference is no problem.

But now I want to set the :stdin dynamically in another "CALL":

#+CALL: my-shell-block(:stdin=example-block1)

This obviously does not work. Is there a way to dynamically change the ":stdin" of a shell code block?


:stdin isn't a argument as far as a function call is concerned. It's a special header argument which uses a slightly funky #+CALL syntax. Try:

#+CALL: my-shell-block[:stdin example-block1]()

Depending on your results setting you might want to force it to take output so it doesn't listify your results:

#+CALL: my-shell-block[:stdin example-block1 :results output]()

: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.
  • @TessaLuniki: glad to be of help, if you are happy with the answer can you please accept it? – stsquad Dec 7 '18 at 14:52

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