I just wondering if there is a way to go to the content which saved by doing org-capture

I couldn't find any customizable variable so far :-/

Thanks in advance!

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Org provides a couple ways to jump to the most recent captured item. The org-capture command can be called with a C-u C-u prefix to jump to the last entry. For example if you have bound org-capture to C-c c you should be able to use C-u C-u C-c c.

By default org-capture will also set a bookmark org-capture-last-stored so you can jump there using standard bookmark commands. For example, the default binding C-x r b (bookmark-jump) can be used to go to the bookmark set by org.

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    thank you for the asnwer :-) could you let me know what does C-u C-u command means? because I changed whole keybinding as well as C-u keybinding :-/
    – gyubeomim
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 2:44
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    Aha. By default C-u is bound to universal-argument, which is used to pass an argument to an interactive command. Calling it twice passes the argument (16), so the example I gave would be equivalent to evaluating (org-capture '(16)). See gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Arguments.html.
    – glucas
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 2:59
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    (defun after-org-capture-goto-there() (interactive) (org-capture '(16)) ), you can add this simple function to org-capture-after-finalize-hook
    – gyubeomim
    Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 12:01
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    If you want to immediately go to the captured item when you capture it, you can use C-u C-c C-c (i.e. add a prefix to org-capture-finalize) to complete the capture.
    – glucas
    Commented Dec 20, 2018 at 12:38

You can also put :jump-to-captured t as a property at the end of your capture definition in setq org-capture-templates. It will then automatically jump to the point where your capture was created.


There's a chapter in the manual covering this: Capture - Refile - Archive. You can get there via M-x org-info, m (to pick from the menu), then capture <enter>.

The variable you need is org-default-notes-file. The value stored here is the file that captured notes are placed in.

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