Is there a variable in org I can use to specify the number of empty lines before the results block; it defaults to 1, but I want to set it to 0.

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    No such variable. The insertion of the newline is hard-coded in the function org-babel-where-is-src-block-result
    – NickD
    Dec 13, 2022 at 17:23
  • Ah, OK. Thank you very much for answering the question.
    – Arktik
    Dec 13, 2022 at 18:38

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While it is true that the newline is hard-coded, you can still remove it by advising org-babel--insert-results-keyword:

(defun my-remove-line (_a _b)
    (when (looking-at-p "\n")

(advice-add 'org-babel--insert-results-keyword :before #'my-remove-line)

This might break things elsewhere though. If it does, maybe you can adjust the advice to prevent that, or you can remove the advice again using (advice-remove 'org-babel--insert-results-keyword #'my-remove-line).

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