I have a question about refiling under orgmode. For a certain file, I want a different set of refiling targets that what I have in general (specifically, only refiling within this document itself). I'm hoping there is a header setting I can use to override the refile target for a given file, but I haven't been able to track it down despite much search. Any help much appreciated.

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  • @Drew: yes, it is - see orgmode.org/manual/Refile-and-Copy.html#Refile-and-Copy – NickD Nov 7 '19 at 1:38
  • I feel like I'm missing some context from @NickD's comment, but his link mentions org-refile-targets. While not a file-local variable, org-refile-targets does let you specify refile targets for specific files. – dsedivec Nov 8 '19 at 2:11
  • Sorry for the confusion: the comment was an answer to Drew's comment (since deleted). It does not address your question unfortunately. – NickD Nov 8 '19 at 14:14

Continued research has revealed a partial answer, setting variables at the level of the directory, which is sufficient for my use case and perhaps for other. The documentation entry is


and useful descriptions are at




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