I want to search my diary folder for all items with the tag
Here's an example of one such file:
* meeting with boss :meeting: ** regarding project we're running late ** regarding my employment i'm fired
When I do
M-x org-tags-view and match for
meeting, I see a buffer that looks like:
Headlines with TAGS match: meeting Press ‘C-u r’ to search again 2021-01-01: meeting with boss :meeting: 2021-01-01: regarding project :meeting: 2021-01-01: regarding my employment :meeting:
I'd like to make it so I only see the headline that has the
meeting tag applied, not child headlines that inherit the
meeting. I want my view to look like:
Headlines with TAGS match: meeting Press ‘C-u r’ to search again 2021-01-01: meeting with boss :meeting:
I've read through the org-mode tags documentation, as well as matching tags and properties and the agenda dispatcher. I've also search Stackoverflow and the internet, and haven't found anyway to do this. Is this possible?
EDIT: I've discovered the tag inheritance docs page, and it says I can try setting
org-agenda-use-tag-inheritance. It gives me three options for "agenda type" if I do this: "todo," "agenda," and "search." I'm not sure what an "agenda type" is, but I know I want tag inheritance for agenda views, and I'm pretty sure I want them for "TODO" views. I tried removing it for "search" views but that didn't change anything about the output of my tags search, so I don't know if this is what will help me.
EDIT: I can customize
org-tags-exclude-from-inheritance to exclude the
meeting tag from being inherited. It does accomplish what I want, but only from this tag, and will force me to for example use combined tags to allow for inheritance when I want it vs not, so for example I'll probably now include a
meeting-inherited or similar type tag on all things tagged with
meeting in case I need to display an agenda view with a
TODO that matches for
meeting (in this case
meeting-inherited. It's not ideal.