So, as the question suggest, what i want is to use two different source code block, side by side on the same file. Something like this:

#+BEGIN_SRC shell         #+BEGIN_SRC shell
ls /mnt/                  echo "hello"
#+END_SRC                 #+END_SRC

I need them to be like this mostly for understanding/comparing some output from commands, and while I'm sure it's easier to achieve this by using org-mode and rendering the source code block side by side, in the rendered documents instead, i prefer not doing so.

I also did try using two window side by side with two different files, but i really prefer if everything is on the same file.

Typically, i need the result to be on the same level as the source code block:

#+BEGIN_SRC shell         #+BEGIN_SRC shell
ls /mnt/                  echo "hello"
#+END_SRC                 #+END_SRC

#+RESULTS:                #+RESULTS:
| folder1 |               | hello |
| folder2 |

I used space as delimiter between the two block, but i don't mind if it's any other delimiter (like tab).

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    Not possible AFAIK. You'd need to rewrite the whole of babel.
    – NickD
    Oct 16, 2020 at 13:50
  • @nickd Does babel not "nest" in latex? Which of course has such possibilities I think?
    – Rusi
    Oct 16, 2020 at 14:15
  • I'm not sure what you mean by "nesting in latex". How does LaTeX enter in the scenario above?
    – NickD
    Oct 16, 2020 at 15:06
  • @NickD : I'm suggesting that the org source as written won't work (as are you). I'm also conjecturing that if the arc blocks are put one after the other and embedded within @@html with suitable css included the html export can be made to show as OP wants. (I know about zero of html/css and less about latex 😉 ... so treat my conjectures with appropriate quantities of salt)
    – Rusi
    Oct 17, 2020 at 3:51
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    That might be possible indeed, but I don't think that's what the OP is asking for.
    – NickD
    Oct 17, 2020 at 13:49


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