I would like to have a link that runs a Babel source-code block. Does Org-mode support running something from the library of babel in a link, or a source block via a file+blockname reference? A Hyperbole button would also be acceptable.


You can easily define your own link type that runs source blocks:

 (lambda (path)
     (org-babel-goto-named-src-block path)

Afterwards a click on run:hello executes the source block in the following Orgmode file.

#+name: hello
#+begin_src emacs-lisp
(message "Hello")

#+RESULTS: hello
: Hello


The usual way to do this is like this:

#+name: mysum
#+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
(+ 5 5)

#+call: mysum()

: 10

I am not sure what the point of doing this in a link would be, where would the results go for example?

You can make a link like this: [[elisp:(progn (org-babel-goto-named-src-block "mysum") (org-babel-execute-src-block-maybe))]]

which will jump to that block and run it.

  • My goal is to create a dashboard for phone SSH sessions. Clicking on links makes it easier. – Matthew Piziak Jun 13 at 0:27

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