I'm trying to write a command that allows me to search for an org-mode entry and inserts a link to it at point (using its
id). Here's the code:
(defun org-link-to-entry () (interactive) (let (link description) (save-excursion (setq link (org-id-complete-link)) (org-id-goto (string-remove-prefix "id:" link)) (setq description (org-get-heading t t t t))) (insert (format "[[%s][%s]]" link description)) ))
As far as I understand it, the only form that changes point is
org-id-goto, and that is inside a save-excursion. In my setup, the code actually inserts the link at the proper place, but leaves me at the start of the heading with the given
This question seems related, but no enough: Why save-excursion doesn't save point position?
I've also tried using
save-current-buffer (as in https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/17577/27223) both around
save-excursion and the
let binding, but both also leave me at the buffer where the entry with
I'm on Spacemacs, if that's relevant.
Note that this is what I get when I pull-up the documentation for
save-excursionis a special form in ‘C source code’.
(save-excursion &rest BODY)
Probably introduced at or before Emacs version 20.
Save point, and current buffer; execute BODY; restore those things. Executes BODY just like ‘progn’. The values of point and the current buffer are restored even in case of abnormal exit (throw or error).
If you only want to save the current buffer but not point, then just use ‘save-current-buffer’, or even ‘with-current-buffer’.
Before Emacs 25.1, ‘save-excursion’ used to save the mark state. To save the mark state as well as point and the current buffer, use ‘save-mark-and-excursion’.
What am I doing wrong? How to make this function leave me at the point and buffer I was before calling it?